Buying a home is a surreal situation for anyone. That moment when all the papers have been signed (and signed, and signed, and signed) and the keys are in your hand, and it’s officially yours. Now what? Surely there’s one more piece of paper to sign? You walk through the door, it’s quiet, and you smile. It really is your home!
The movers come and decorating starts. The honeymoon stage with a home is so exciting, we’re jealous of you as we write this! We’re big fans of living with doors wide open. A house can be so much more than just a roof over your head. Every home has the potential to become a place of rest, fun, and memory making for you, your friends, your family, and your neighbors. Seeing as it’s summertime, and the most popular few months to purchase a home, today we’re straying away from just mortgage advice and offering you some simple insights to turning a house into a home:
Invest in your outdoor space:
Good weather may not last forever, but it always returns. Invest in a space that you look forward to spending time in while weather permits. Remember, when you buy a home you also buy the space around it – investing in your yard, patio, lawn, and garden ensures that you’re getting the absolute most out of your homeownership. Not sure where to start? There are so many great resources out there to get you started!
Really make it yours:
It’s your home, make it yours! Pick out colors and paint the walls. Frame those photos and hang them everywhere. Put up those string lights on the patio. Let every corner of your home speak something about you and your family.
On average people only live in their homes for seven years before selling. While you’re there, make it a home that’s hard to walk away from. Really live there and shape your life there. After all, the walls for a home are really there to contain memories.
Your home is so much more than a structure. It’s a place to land after long travels, a place to grow your family, a place to invite others into. Our goal is not only to help people find a house, it’s to help people find a place they can call home.
Dan Zufall and the Intelligent Mortgage Team