Today I would like to share my top 10 first-time homeowner tips as tomorrow is my two year homeowner anniversary.
It’s pretty crazy that it has already been two years since I became a first-time homeowner. I remember when I first bought the house and the mountain of paperwork that came with it.
Life has changed a lot since then but one thing that hasn’t is my love for this house. Since buying the house I’ve quit my six figure job to blog, bought a new (used) car, and refinanced the house.
Buying a house is a big decision and one you definitely don’t want to rush. If you’ve already made sure you are ready financially congrats!
Here are my 10 best first-time homeowner tips:
Love Your House
When I began house shopping in 2015 my friend (who had owned three houses) told me that when you walk in you will know it’s the house you want. I thought it was total BS but once I walked into my future house I loved it. I loved the size, location, price, and feeling I got when I walked around.
When you are house hunting visualize yourself, significant other and family living there. You want to love your first home as it will without a doubt be the biggest purchase of your life.
As I called it my realtor, “the unicorn” it was exactly what I was looking for and knew instantly I wanted to own it.
Most important first-time homeowner tip: LOVE your house!
Understand The Process
Homeowning is another topic that college seemed to forget to teach. When you first start looking make sure you are in constant contact with your realtor to ensure you don’t make any mistakes when you buy your first house.