Monday, April 25, 2016

How to buy a house as a couple when you have different taste....

Do you dream of a new place to live? Maybe you are looking for something in sunny California or the fast paced streets of New York. Maybe you are a small town person who wants a rural area to live in where there are more cows than people. 


Maybe you are one of those people who is just looking for a new home in the city you already live in. This can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a very stressful time especially if your spouse is not on the same page as you. Nothing can cause a couple to fight more then not agreeing on where to live. 

Now I am a huge fan of homes, all homes from tiny to mansions I love them all. I love the architecture to the interior design. That being said I am a huge fan of HGTV and all of there home shows like Flip or Flop to House Hunters. One of the things I notice most of the time is how different a couples wish list can be. If you have ever watched one of these shows before you will notice that a lot of times they say things like "She wants a large kitchen while he wants a garage for his motorcycle." Everyone is different and has different taste and that is absolutely fine but the biggest thing you need to do before setting out on that adventure is sit down and make a list of what you both want. 

   This picture here is awesome because everyone is happy. The couple is signing the papers on their new home and the real estate lady just made a nice commission. Great story here and everyone wants there house searching to be just like this..

Unfortunately most of the time one of the people ends up with this face.

No one wants to see that when they are buying a house. Here is a top ten list of things you need to do when buying a house with your spouse.

1. Make a list of everything you both want in your new house.

2. Highlight the ones that are a deal breaker for you. If you must have 2 bathroom in your new house and you know that if there is only 1 bathroom you will not be happy then highlight that. 

3. Go over each others list and make sure you are ok with what the other has put on there. If he wants a compost toilet and you are sure there is no way in hell you will ever be ok with that then you need to decide this before you start looking. 

4. Decide if you need a real estate agent to help you find your house or if you can do it on your own. If you can do it on your own you will save money. 

5. If you are going to go with an agent make sure you are specific on your must haves as well as your would like to have list.

6. Decide what neighborhood you are willing to go to before calling an agent. If you know  that you are only willing to live in certain areas then you need to let your agent know so they don't waste your time and theirs by taking you somewhere you would never live,

7. Know what your budget is and make sure you both agree on that. 

8. Figure out together how much work your willing to put into your new home. If you don't mind doing some renovating then you can get your house for a cheaper cost and do some work yourself, 

9. Compromise with each other. If you have an area where you just can't agree on then switch it up. You pick the design of the kitchen while he designs the living room or something like that. 

10. Remember this is suppose to be a happy moment and something you will remember for the rest of your lives. You don't want this to be a moment where all you remember is negative moments and fighting. 

When you all done you want this to be you two!!!

Enjoy this time together and remember how much you love each other. In the end it wont matter what color the carpet is because you are building a home together. 

Lots of luck 

Lots of love
Kaylee Shadows

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