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Top tips for homehunting couples this valentines day

Leading developer David Wilson Homes Southern has revealed its top tips for loved-up couples in Berkshire on the lookout for their new home this Valentine’s Day.

Finding your dream home as a couple can result in clashes over what exactly that dream home is, so the five star homebuilder is giving hints and tips on how to find a property that’s perfect together.

Buying a house may seem daunting at first and often people don’t even know where to begin, but in this handy checklist, the five star housebuilder has given its helpful hints and tips on how the process works.

Rob Allen, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “It’s natural that as a couple you might not always agree but when it comes to making what is possible the biggest purchase of your life, it’s important you both get what you want.

“While you might have different ideas of what type of house you’re looking for, there are tricks you can use to make the best of the experience and buy a home you fall in love with.”

1.Compromise is key

While compromising isn’t always easy, this is a home for both of you to enjoy together and wherever possible you should try to meet in the middle. Recognise what matters to your partner and make sure they do the same and communicate throughout the whole process.

2.Consider the best use of your future home

Your home needs to be adaptable to your needs, both present and future. Will you need a home office if one of you works from home? Are you planning on adding to your family? Make sure your home will suit what you’re both using it for.

3.Create a master list of the must-haves

Both of you should make a wish list for your new home separately, do you need a guest bedroom and good transport links while your partner is more concerned about the size of the living room?

Go through your lists together and select features you both agree on to create a master list of must-haves, make these the priority when searching for your new home.

4.Take a break

Be prepared to take a step back from the house hunt if you find you’re having trouble finding common ground. Make a pact to not discuss budgets, layouts and locations for a week and come back to the conversation with a fresh head. The most important thing about your home search together is the partnership and agreeing on a home is key.

5.Get your ownership options clear

There are lots of different ways to own your home as a couple from joint ownership to tenants in common. Make sure you explore all of your options and choose an ownership option and a mortgage that works for you as a couple. Make sure you do your research and get advice on what will be the best option for each of you.

Rob continued, “By following our top tips, couples can find a property that works for both of you avoiding stress and clashes.

“Our knowledgeable sales advisers at our developments across Oxfordshire are on hand to advise couples who looking for a home the perfect layout for them.”

David Wilson Homes currently has properties available at the following developments in the area: Croft Gardens in Reading, Montague Park in Wokingham, Newbury Racecourse and The Chase @ Newbury Racecourse in Newbury.

To find out more information about this offer or any David Wilson Homes developments nearby, please call the sales team on 0844 811 4333 or visit www.dwh.co.uk.

To find out more about the couple’s guide to getting what you both want, please visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/library/New-home-A-couples-guide-to-getting-what-you-both-want/.