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Things You Should Consider As Newlyweds When Buying A New Home
As newlyweds you just experienced one of the most important days of your life. You just married your best friend and soul mate, and are now ready to embark upon your life together as man and wife. This journey that you have just started together has led you to the point where you will now make one of the second biggest decisions of your life, homeownership. However just like when you were choosing the person you’re now going to spend the rest of your life with, there are several factors that go into homeownership. In this article we will outline for you the different aspects that you should consider when starting to look for a house and how they can help you narrow down your decision.
One of the first aspects that you should consider when looking for houses is the neighborhood that you want to settle down in. As you already probably have experienced marriage comes with an adjusting period. You are trying to learn how combine two lives into one, which is a difficult task in itself. So, when looking for a neighborhood, try to find one that best fits you and your spouse’s long-term goals. For instance, if you’d like to start a family you may want to look into the more family-friendly neighborhoods that are close to good schools and parks. However, if you're more interested in the career path, you may want to find a home that is a mutual distance between you and your spouse’s places of work.
The second aspect to consider when buying a home is the amount of space that you will need. Again, is this a starter home that you're looking for? Or, are you investing in the long-term future and will want this to be the home that you raise your kids in? If it's the latter then you need to make sure that you have a home that will have the amount of space that you will need when you start to have children of your own. Also, you need to keep in mind that you may need a home office if one of you works from home. There are several aspects that go into finding a home that has the proper amount of space. So, sit down with your spouse and figure out exactly what it is you're looking for in a home, and highlight features that are most important to you
Bed and bath layout are also very important when it comes to your home. Again, if this is the house that you're expecting to raise your children in, you'll want to make sure that you have a separate bathroom for them and maybe even an additional bathroom for guests should you have a spare room. Bedrooms are also important to look at because it will dictate the amount of people they can live under your roof. Again, make sure you have a well-thought-out plan of what it is that you want before you start house hunting.
One thing to keep in mind while house hunting is the hidden expenses. At this point in your lives you probably don't have a ton of spare change, so you need to make sure that you're aware of all the ongoing expenses that a home has. Of course you know the basics, mortgage, utilities, and maybe something like lawn care. But, you also need to take into consideration certain expenses such as replacing appliances, upgrading your heating and cooling system, or putting in new windows and doors. All of these things can add up to a pretty penny, so make sure you prepare for them.
Home security is the final aspect that we will talk about in this article. If you are moving to a small town that is safe with lots of police patrol, home security may not be as big of a deal to you. However, if you are living closer to the city where crime could become an issue you want to make sure it that you have an understanding of the different types of home security that is available to you and your neighborhood. This will become particularly important to you when you start to have a family of your own.
All this to say, when starting to look for a house as newlyweds, you just want to make sure that you have a solid plan in place. Do your best to know exactly what it is you're looking for and how much you can spend. If you can follow these basic tips and some multifamily leasing technology guidelines, you will be able to more strategically find the perfect house for you and your new family.