Couple’s Joint Investments: Special Tips When Buying Your Matrimonial Home


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Marriage is a celebrated event that offers so many exciting future prospects, a major one being settling down and raising a family. One of the first steps after tying the knot for many couples is to search for the perfect matrimonial home. Here’s a few special tips to keep in mind when scoping out prospective houses.

Goals

Decide on your long term goals. As a couple, communication is paramount, and taking the time to verbalize your long term goals as a married couple will help guide you in the right direction. Focused on building a family? Keep this goal in mind as you peruse houses and stay on the lookout for multi-bedroom homes that can sustain your ideal family size. Be wary of kitchen areas with sharp counter edges and old wooden flooring that could be hazardous children. If you or your partner has non-traditional work at home careers such as art or fitness, you will need to consider finding a space that has enough room to accommodate accordingly.

Consider Doing A Property Up

If you are really looking to make the best possible investment, and you or your partner has some basic DIY skills, it could be worth looking at a property that requires some work. With only a little bit of elbow grease one can relay carpet, repaint walls, and replace cabinets. Rewiring a building can raise the value of a property considerably if the current system is well out of date. Check out tips on selling homes for ideas on how to improve an investment via DIY.

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Your career

Fine artists and digital artists alike will need the right environment to pursue their craft. Although every artist is different, usually the right studio space offers a calm haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some unique ideas include searching for places with modern floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow ample light for some natural inspiration. Look for a space that has enough room to have shelving for supplies such as paints, brushes, canvases and more. Digital artists may need more room to shelf a large multi-tiered desk to house computer equipment. Usually a large monitor, drawing tablet, scanner and printer are used for many digital art tasks. Communicate your needs with your partner and together you are sure to find the best fit for you.

Fitness professionals such as personal trainers or pilates and yoga instructors will benefit immensely from having their own studio space. Giving clients the option of a personal one-on-one training session is often convenient for both parties. Home gym ideas include having a space that is detached from the main house, allowing for a quiet space to stay focused. A fitness space will vary depending on the expertise of the trainer, but a well-rounded fitness area will include cardio, flexibility and strength equipment. Audio equipment is also ideal for music and giving clear directions to a small class.

Hobbies

Always stay true to yourself and remember your personal hobbies, make time for cultivating those hobbies, whether it’s gardening, cooking or being an avid car enthusiast. Those with a green thumb will need to find a home with a large enough lot to have room for impeccable landscaping. Aspiring gourmet chefs will need an adequate kitchen space to slice and dice. In turn, car enthusiasts will definitely be on the lookout for a large garage, spacious enough to fit cars, storage solutions and tools for the hobby.

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As newlyweds across the country begin to take the plunge, make sure to check your potential Rental Yield for up to date market research on the profitability of properties across the UK.