Congratulations to the Newlyweds!
As you embark on your life as a married couple, there are a few “firsts” you will face. One of those is buying your first house together. More than likely, this is a first time experience for both of you. This is also one of the most important decisions you can make as a married couple, which means it should be carefully planned out. You don’t want to jump into this and buy a home that may not be right for you a few years down the road, or even next year! To ensure a smooth transition into your dream home with you new hubby or wife, take these tips into consideration:
List of Priorities
Contrary to buying a refrigerator or a cup of coffee, buying a home is a HUGE decision for newlyweds that, if made wrong, can haunt a family for years. To avoid this, it is important that you both prioritize. What do we mean by prioritize? Well, is the design of the home more important than the size of the home? What about how many bedrooms that home has? If you are planning on having kids, then this may be something to prioritize. You wouldn’t want to buy a 2 bedroom home when you’re expecting to have a large family.
By determining what is important to both of you will allow you to create a ‘list of priorities,’ which will enable you to narrow your search accordingly.
Research, Research, Research!
We can’t stress this one enough…do your research! And by research we mean find out information and statistics on the specific area you are thinking of moving to. Sellers are not required to disclose information regarding crime rates, unemployment rates, school ratings, etc., so by doing your own research, you can avoid any unwanted surprises upfront. Fortunately, the internet makes it easy to look up crime rates, school ratings, and more. The following are some useful sites to conduct research for each:
Hire a Professional
To compliment your personal research, our experienced real estate agents can help with your search for your dream home. In general, a real estate agent can provide you with information you may not know specific to the home/neighborhood that you’re looking at. For instance, information (local market conditions, etc.) that could enable your agent to negotiate tens of thousands of dollars off the listing price. Agents can also discover any problems with the house regarding tax liens or any other issues that could complicate the sale of the house.
Once again, Congratulations Newlyweds, from The Pivec Group! Please call us today so we can start the journey of finding you the perfect home! Call us at 443-692-8800 or visit our website! We look forward to hearing from you!