Looking around houses at open homes is a great way to identify the feeling of the suburb and house. Each suburb and house has a different vibration. The ideal house will be one that resonates with you. Moving into someone else's home generally requires some manipulation of the layout so that the overall feel resonates with you. Renovating a house will also change your own vibration a little, as a second hand house will not always be your ideal home. Have you considered your own story and how your home relates to this?