You guys just tied the knot and are ready to start an exciting adventure together. Well, every adventure needs a good starting point, and your home is going to be that starting point. The following are five tips to help you find the perfect apartment as newlyweds.
Make a List
It is important that you come up with a list of things you must have in your apartment. Try to do this separately, and see where you agree and where you do not. Then, combine both lists with your top choices. This may be hard, but it is important that you learn to compromise. The apartment is going to have to satisfy both needs, so finding common ground is vital.
You made your list but that does not mean you’ve thought of every little thing. Open your mouth when you see something you are not happy with like a walk-in shower or a view that is simply appalling. You do not want to get stuck with a place you do not like simply because you didn’t put something on the list. Make sure you encourage the same from your partner.
Make sure that you pay attention to the space of the apartment. A small apartment may be okay but a lot can change since you did just get married. Growth is a major possibility, so make sure that your apartment can accommodate a growing family or at least the beginning of a growing family.
There are many sites online with a number of listings. You want to find one that offers enough choices for you to look through. Looking for apartments for rent together has never been easier, so make sure you take advantage of that. This can even be done separately by saving and sharing searches or finds with your partner when you are not together.
Ask for Help
The broker or person who is helping you find a location has been doing this for a very long time. It is okay to use this knowledge as you search for an apartment. Ask him or her to help you find a place that satisfies both of your wishes instead of just looking on your own. Make sure that you communicate some of your fears like being in a high-trafficked area or living in a place too far from your job.
Now, you have five tips to help you find a place for a couple. Do not stress if you do not find a place quickly because this can take some time. Remember to envision yourself in every apartment you check out to see if it feels right.