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!
Be Realistic With Your First Home
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 homebuyers stay in their first house 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 you’re starting off with kids, or there’s a chance you might be in this house longer than 3-5 years, be sure to find a house in the school district you want. For some couples, this can mean budgeting for private school.
Enjoy the process
You 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 into married life and your new home!
Move into your first home on your terms with U-Box® Moving and Storage Containers
U-Box containers for moving and storage are perfect if you need to move quickly or prefer to take your time loading and unloading. The best part about using U-Box®containers for a move or as a portable storage solution is you have the flexibility and control to plan the perfect move. You can ship them to your new home or store them until you know where you’re going.
Throw a Party to Celebrate Your First 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!