How to Choose a Marital Home You Both will Love

Hello, hello my wondrous lovely people.  How are we all today?  I’m sorry for the lack of interesting blogs as I’m sure you hate all the features of me instead of videos and tips?  However I’m back today!!  For real!!

Today’s blog is a very special one indeed as its advice after your wedding!!  Yep, after your wedding when you’re both looking for a house to buy/rent, unless you’ve already got one and that would have just spoiled the whole post for you!!  Though I’m sure this article will help a few of you out there.  I sure find it useful and when it’s my turn to buy a house with my partner, and then I’ll follow these tips.

Anyway enough of my rambling here is what you’ve come for…

How to Choose a Marital Home You Both will Love

It is hard to find the perfect home when you are trying to satisfy one person’s needs, which makes it twice as challenging to choose a marital home you both will love. It has to fulfill both of your personal needs, plus provide a space where you can enjoy quality time together.

Here are a few helpful tips on choosing a martial home you both will love:

1.      Be Completely Honest

You are about to make a commitment to live somewhere for a very long time. There is no point hiding your feelings when it comes to the potential properties you are considering. If you have concerns or questions, it is important that you discuss your opinions with your spouse before you are locked into a long-term lease or mortgage.

2.      Visit Potential Homes Together

You should always view homes you are considering at the same time. This allows you to watch your partner’s reaction to potential living spaces. It will also make it easier to envision living there together.

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3.      A Space of Your Own

If you have never lived together before, sharing a home together will take some adjustment. It is a good idea to choose a home that allows you each to have a room of your own to make the transition easier. You will most likely be sharing a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, so you need a spot that is special to you. If the marital home you buy or rent is not big enough that you can each have your own room, consider placing a television in your bedroom. This will at least give both of you a place to retreat if you can’t agree on what program to watch in the main living room.

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4.      Practice Your Ability to Compromise

If both of you are being honest during the evaluation progress, there are bound to be elements of potential house that you don’t agree on. For example, one of you may perform carpeting while the other wants hardwood floors. You can compromise by choosing a home that has a nice balance of both.

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5.      Try Renting a Home First

If you are new married and picking your first place together, it is probably better to rent instead of buying. This will give you a more affordable and less strenuous experience. This way you can work on strengthening your marriage before you need to deal with all the headaches and responsibilities that come with owning a home. If you are searching for a great rental property, start by getting in touch with Rentify. They are the leading letting agent in the UK.

Choosing a marital home you both will love can be difficult, but it will also be worth it. You are about to start a lifetime a happiness together and you should have a place you will both appreciate. Remember to be completely honest about what you want, visit potential homes together, create a space of your own within the home, practice your compromising skills, and start with a rental unit instead of a mortgage. If the life together experience starts off the right foot, so will your marriage.

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Love you all

Matthew Oliver xx

(Just about to make a 5 Reasons video)