10 Reasons You Don't Have the Home You Want

It's easy to say you don't have your dream home because the one you live in is not the sprawling seaside pad for which you made a fantasy Pinterest board. But that's lazy. Having the home you want is about much more than real estate. Even when you close escrow on that gem you lusted after for nine months, it will never really be your dream home until you come to terms with a few realities. First, you need to put in some hard work and careful thought. But it's fun work, because when it pays off, it pays off big—every day.

Follow this yellow brick road below to your dream home.