14th February, a day to celebrate relationships and romance, is just around the corner. And what could be more romantic than buying your first home together? If 2019 is the year you are planning to buy a home with your Marlborough Valentine, then read on. In this week’s blog article we have some helpful hints to help you find your perfect ‘home’ match!
How to buy a home with your love.
Falling for each other means being fair about finances
There’s no romantic way to say this, but money can be one of the number one stresses on a relationship. So before you take the plunge and buy a home together, you need to have a frank conversation about finances. Be sure to talk openly about salaries and your financial commitments. Create a savings plan to help make your dream a reality. And agree on how you’re going to spend your discretional income. #loveis making some sacrifices and that might mean fewer date nights while you get your finances on track for home ownership.
Cuddle up and compromise
When you buy a home together, you will undoubtedly both have some definite ideas about where you want to buy and what you want to buy. But #loveis all about compromise, and so is buying a house. Individually, make a list of the ‘must-have’ and ‘nice to have’ features you would like in your new home. Then sit down together and see where you both agree. Those features might become your non-negotiables, and others might be open for discussion!
Get passionate about planning
When you buy a home together, you’re planning a future together. So you need to pick a property that can provide you with what you need now and moving forward. #loveis knowing what you both want. If you’re planning to have children (or more children), you might need extra bedrooms, or space that you can convert into bedrooms. If one of you has a goal to start a business that runs from home, then you’ll need to work out how your prospective home will accommodate that ambition.
At Bayleys Marlborough we’re happy to play Cupid, let us help you and your love find your perfect match! Contact us today.