Your home is indeed where your heart is

March 30th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 30 (IANS) A study has observed how people tend to “fall in love” with a house once they come across their dream home.

A massive 56 percent of buyers who put in an offer on a house had feelings usually associated with a relationship while over a third — 35 percent — admitted they could not stop thinking about the property after a viewing, the Sun reported.

While 18 percent of the people surveyed said they felt excitement and energy while thinking of their new place, five percent admitted a rising heart rate when it was on their mind.

The study, however, also found that losing out on a deal could cause emotional turmoil as if they had a relationship break-up.

Feelings of frustration, 41 percent, and anger, 35 percent, were the most common responses. Twelve percent felt misery and despair, while two percent experienced a loss of appetite after their deal fell through.

About 13 percent told researchers for conveyancing firm In-Deed.net having felt like they had actually been dumped.

Study leader Glenn Wilson said: “It’s not uncommon for people to feel a sensation similar to love for inanimate objects, such as a prized possession.

“Given the level of emotional commitment in buying a house, it’s not surprising people form relationships with their properties in a way akin to those with their fellow human beings.”

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