‘Stressed and Alone’: Homebuyers Are Turning to Therapy to Cope With a Wild Housing Market
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Buying a home is rarely a fast or simple process. But in recent years, the task has become near impossible. There are bidding wars and skyrocketing prices. Buyers are so stressed, in fact, they’re seeking therapy for it. The article offers advice for reducing stress when buying or selling a home. Suggestions include starting the process early, setting boundaries, being prepared, and prioritizing mental health. Checking online listings only once or twice a day can help prevent becoming fixated and stressed. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can show sellers you’re a qualified buyer. Writing down three things you’re grateful for each day can help train your mind to look for the good things happening in your life. An online therapist can also help manage anxiety around the home buying or selling process.

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