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Creating a Home for Your New Family

by Editorial Team | January 11th, 2019 | Infants/Toddlers

You’ve decided it’s time to start a family or maybe you’ve learned that your expecting, the next item on your list may be finding the perfect home in which to raise your family. If this is your first home, you may be experiencing sticker shock, as you see just how much it will cost to have your own place.

Don’t panic! There are many options. First, you could stay in the place you’re renting. Many a family has been raised in a rented home or apartment. There’s no saying that you need to own a home in order to have a family. In fact, in many locations it may even be more financially optimal to stay a renter.

Second, you could consider buying a condominium. Although you’ll probably have a shared wall, you will own the space in which you live. And in many developments, you won’t have to worry about plowing a driveway, shoveling the walk, or mowing the lawn. This could be a nice way to ease yourself into all the demands of home ownership.

A third option is researching the area in which you live. Maybe if you’re willing to do a little work, you can find a home in a price bracket that won’t hurt so much. Just like we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, don’t judge a home by its exterior. It may just need a little  Brickworks Property Restoration.

Of course, as you consider what home you want to raise a family in, there are a multitude of items to consider. Do you both work? Will you both work after the baby arrives? Plus, you should work with a financial advisor to determine how much you can afford on a mortgage.

While there’s the fantasy of a home and family, each family needs to do what’s best for them. And wherever you live is most definitely a home, whether it’s an apartment, condo, house, or something entirely different.

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