Buying your first house with your partner should be a wonderful thing, an exciting time building a life together. There are so many things to think about when it comes choosing you home. Location, how many bedrooms, size of the garden, do you want a kitchen-dinner or separate and most importantly what can you afford.
When we bought our first house together it wasn’t all the fairy tales of wonder that we had hoped for. We had a mortgage in principle of 175 thousand pounds from the bank, however we knew we wanted to enjoy life as well. So we had decided that we didn’t want to spend more than 150 thousand on our first home. We also either, wanted to spend toward the top of our budget on something that didn’t need a lot of work doing or something lower that needed some work doing.
So our search began. The first house we viewed was a 3 bedroomed semi-detached house on an estate the other side of town. The first thing we were greeted with was a very large photograph of a child and I mean a large photograph, clearly they were proud parents to this little one. However seeing this photograph scared me, I mean really scared me. Anyway on walking through the house, it most certainly didn’t get us thinking, about starting our life together there.
The house was full off the oddest thing, the biggest TV was sat in the corner on a homemade TV stand that was standing about 4 foot high with the TV balanced on top of it. I know that seeing a house as your future home is about seeing passed all of the ‘stuff and decorations’ however I just couldn’t see anything about this house that would be right for us.
We both left the house almost laughing about it, the interior was just awful, the vibes from the house just didn’t sit right and even now 10 years later I still shudder then I look back at the house.
Safe to say after a few weeks and a good few viewings we found our first home together. We loved it from the seconded we walked through the door, it just felt right and like home.A bit like our first date together. The property, a 3 bedroom modern town house that was towards the top end of the budget but needed nothing doing as it was only a year old.
Fast forward 10 years and one house move, we are now dreaming about our forever home in the country. It’s still a dream for now but one day it will happen.
Viewing your first house…. just like a first date?
The Law House have put together some fun information about ‘The Perfect House Date’. I guess when you think about it, your first date is very much like the first impressions you make viewing a property.
*This post was made in collaboration with The Law House. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*