Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Home Together

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 3, 2017

buying a house with your significant other

When you fall in love with someone many times the thought of moving in together comes to mind.   If you have ever thought about moving in with someone you love, you may have even thought about taking it a step further by purchasing a home together.  While there is nothing wrong with buying a home with someone you love, you may want to consider a few things before doing so.   You may think you know someone, but when you decide to take the step of purchasing a home together you will find out all sorts of things about the other person.    A few of the things you might want to consider before purchasing a home together  are listed below.

  1. How much into neat and tidy is the person you are about to move in with and how important is that to you? If you are a neat freak and you buy a home together with someone who could care less if the bed is made daily or not, you may find that taking this leap of being together 24/7 is not for you.  Talk about these types of things before buying a home together and you should be fine.
  2. Another thing to consider before buying a home with someone you love is how much they are going to be contributing to the monthly bills that will soon start to come in. Again, if you talk about these things, perhaps with a counselor you should be able to make most anything work, if you work at it together.
  3. Yet another thing to consider before purchasing a home with someone  you love is how much personal space you each are going to need.  Personal space is not a problem typically until you live together.  If you are someone that doesn’t like sharing your space every minute of every day, then you are going to need to discuss boundaries in your new home with your loved one before making the leap into home ownership together.

This is just a short list of a long list of things to consider before purchasing a home together with someone you love.  The list is quite long if you really delve into what all can change once you make a huge purchase such as buying a home with your significant other.  Just do your due diligence by asking all the questions you can think of and working through many of these things before they become a problem.

Courtesy Huntsville AL Real Estate Broker Mike Manosky.

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