You exchanged your vows, had the perfect fairytale wedding and now you are officially newlyweds! Now that you have finished wedding planning, what do you do with all that free time on your hands? One of the first steps for many couples after they tie the knot is to buy their first home! Now that you have made the decision to purchase your new home together as husband and wife, the challenge begins!
We all dream of the perfect home: large square footage, big backyard, swimming pool, man cave, craft room… the list could go on and on. It is important to be realistic about what you can afford. Learn more about how to budget for your first home here. Most couples are not able to afford their dream home on their first try. In fact, most first-time home buyers stay in their home for just 3-5 years.
Location, location, location
If you follow the 3-5 year rule, pick a house located in a developing area. This will help to maximize your resale value. If your first 3-5 years of marriage includes children, be sure to find a home in the school district you want.
Enjoy the process
Your married and settling down into a new stage in your life. Buying a house should be fun! It gives you time to incorporate both of your personalities into your new space. Paint the walls, hang up your beautiful wedding photos and really enjoy settling in to married life and your new home!
After you are all settled in, invite your new neighbors over for a housewarming party! There’s no better way to get to know your neighbors than by hosting a backyard barbecue. Get some propane and try out some of our favorite recipes for your first barbecue at your new home!
What are your tips for newlyweds preparing to buy their first home? Let us know in the Comments Section below!