At some point you may be a first-time homeowner. While a house is typically the largest asset a family owns, remember that it is also your home and place of refuge from the world. Consider everyone who lives in your home and everyone you visit with there. The home is where the majority of family memories are made. Protect it.
Here are a few things to consider as a first-time homeowner.
Plan and Budget
Sit down as a couple or family around the kitchen table and make a plan on how you wish your home will look and function. Putting these wishes in writing is key; written goals have a much better opportunity to become real and tangible.
Plus, after you have a written plan you will find small things to change that are both economically feasible and high value for your happiness, i.e. painting a room or two, putting in a newer thermostat, changing out some of the carpet or getting a rug to spruce up a room, buying a new microwave, do-it-yourself light landscaping, etc.
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