So, you’ve just bought your first house, or maybe you’re thinking now is the time to fly the nest. Whatever your reason is, it’s a massive responsibility. If you’re feeling like your parents are suffocating you or you’re wanting your own space to do whatever you want, getting a new house may seem like a tempting option. But, it’s important to be aware that owning your own house isn’t quite as straightforward as it may seem in movies. There are a lot of things you’ll need to consider when you relinquish the help of your parents, here are some common issues you’ll face as a new homeowner.
Neighbors Aren’t Always Perfect
Contrary to popular belief, we won’t all be lucky enough to move in beside the perfect neighbors in our first house. Nobody’s perfect and it can be a surprise realizing your neighbors probably won’t be either. The easiest way to deal with difficult neighbors is by striking up a conversation and establishing a relationship with them. They’ll be far more likely to appreciate your concerns if you aren’t known as ‘that rude new person’, word travels.
Furniture is Expensive
Decorating your new house may be one of the things you’re most excited about but, I’m sorry to be the one to break it to you, furniture is expensive. It’s important to do some searching online to see what sort of things you want in your house and even more searching to find where you can find the closest thing for the least amount of money.
There’s a Bill for Everything
Living alone for the first time is expensive. Whether WiFi, electricity, rent or anything else people can think to charge for, you’ll find yourself struggling financially for the first few months. But don’t worry, if you’re looking for help with your personal finances or if you’re looking for ways to save, there are plenty of resources online to help. Many are even targeted for new homeowners.
Pretty self-explanatory, but it’s still something we tend to forget. Things break and often they can end up being expensive to fix or replace. Yet another cost to add.
Doing Everything Yourself Sucks
You will never be more thankful your parents than when you first move out on your own. Independence sounds great, but when you’re staring at a massive pile of dirty clothes and another pile of dirty dishes and you’re hovering above your oven unsure what setting is ‘fan’, you’ll be running for the phone for some advice.