Moving into Your First House

young coupleAt some point in their lives, most young couples make the transition from living in an apartment to moving into their first home.

What they often discover is that living in your own house is significantly different than apartment life. For one thing, there’s generally more room — which can be both a blessing and a curse.

More Rooms to Fill

When people move from a cramped apartment to a more spacious house, their first reaction is usually relief. The second thing they feel is panic.

How are they going to fill up all those empty rooms? Typically, young couples have accumulated enough furniture, decorations and other home goods to fill an apartment, not an entire house!

The first thing to remember is that when you first move into your new home, it’s only the beginning. Most couples are going to have years and even decades to fill their house with stuff — including children, more personal belongings, and memories.

Buying New Furniture

Moving into a new home is often a great time to update at least some of your furniture. The couches, chairs, tables, lamps and other pieces that fit so well in your old place may seem out of place in your new home.

One option is to get a mortgage for slightly more than you need to purchase your new home so that you have a little extra cash to spend on new furniture. There’s also the option of getting a separate line of credit from your bank or even the home furnishings store if you can’t afford to pay cash.

Host a Housewarming

Another option for filling up the empty holes in your new home is to invite your friends and family over for a housewarming party. This also will it give you the opportunity to show off your new place.