If you have never owned a home before and have only ever rented the houses you have lived in, it can be daunting to know that you will soon be a homeowner instead of a tenant.
Luckily it is really important to make the switch once you have purchased your home and while it can be stressful, there are several exciting and fun aspects of making this change as well.
Obviously, the process of purchasing your home is going to be the most tedious and difficult part of moving from renting to owning property, however there are still many steps which follow this.
Moving into a property which is entirely your own comes with its own new set of rules and jobs which need to be done. Where you may have had everything set up for you previously when renting, this time you're on your own and must organise it all yourself.
This involves shopping around for gas, electricity and water suppliers and ensuring these are all set up, as well as undertaking all of the property maintenance. There is no landlord to call when your boiler breaks down anymore, therefore you need to be prepared for these situations.
It isn’t all stress and organisation though, there are lots of exciting and fun aspects of owning which can make it a great experience for first time buyers.
You now have free reign to decorate your home exactly how you like, you can paint, install paintings and wall fixtures, change your carpets and flooring and buy all the furniture you want without having to worry about storing the old stuff for when you move out.
While owning a home for the first time is a lot of work, it gives you the chance to create a space that is entirely your own and that will be your own forever.