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Could You Trust Your Partner to Pick the Right House?

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Couples dream of buying a home together, leisurely enjoying a latte while dropping by open houses to look at remodeled kitchens and manicured backyards. Today’s market is quite different. Desirable homes are snapped up the moment they hit the market, often with multiple offers. Homebuyers in this climate must move quickly.


This may require jumping on an opportunity without both partners adding their input. Adding more complexity to a heated real estate market is job mobility. The US is experiencing an unprecedented job market. More employees than ever before are offering remote work environments. This business climate not only offers flexibility in living location but also the opportunity to make a career move.

Making a change in location, regardless of the reason, often means one partner can travel for house hunting.


So, how can you trust your partner to find the right house? Before starting the home search, it’s important to work together to identify what features are essential to the new home:


Size

Choosing the size of your house with your partner can be beneficial because it allows for a collaborative decision-making process and can promote communication and compromise within the relationship. It also ensures that both partners' needs and preferences are taken into account, potentially leading to a more comfortable and satisfying living arrangement. Additionally, choosing a house size together can help avoid potential conflicts and resentment that may arise if one partner makes the decision unilaterally. Yard

This impacts the outdoor living space you will have available to spend time together and entertain guests. It also affects the level of maintenance required to keep the yard looking presentable, which can impact your free time and budget. Lastly, the yard can reflect the personal style and interests of the couple, making it a meaningful decision in creating a home that represents both individuals.


Bedrooms/bathrooms

If your partner is choosing the bedroom, it's important to communicate your preferences and concerns. Remember that compromise and mutual respect are key to a healthy relationship. Ultimately, it's important to create a space where you can feel comfortable and happy in.


Schools

Schools are important to consider when moving in because they directly impact the education and development of your children. Good schools can also increase property values and make the neighborhood more desirable. Lastly, living near a good school can also provide opportunities for involvement in the community and access to resources like libraries and community centers.


Commute

Commute is an essential factor to consider when moving in because it directly affects one's daily routine and quality of life. A long and stressful commute can lead to decreased productivity, increased stress levels, and less time for personal and social activities. Therefore, considering the commute time and transportation options is crucial in choosing the right location for a new home.


Community amenities

Amenities can greatly impact your daily routine and quality of life. They provide convenience and can make living in a particular place more enjoyable. Considering amenities when moving in can help ensure that you have access to the features and facilities that are important to you.

Local services; shopping, restaurants, entertainment, gyms, parks, etc.



All these and more should be discussed and expectations set. Fortunately, we also have extensive virtual tools to use in the home search. Not only virtual tours, video, and drones, but a simple cell phone can easily take the absent partner on the house tour in real-time. Can you trust your partner to choose the right house? With some honest conversation, careful planning, and technology – yes, you can!

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