Great starter homes for newlywed couples

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As a newlywed couple, the next step in making a life together is purchasing your first home. These are typically referred to as starter homes because it is expected that as time goes on and you both accrue savings you’ll eventually move into a bigger house that’ll fit the needs of your (possibly) expanding family.

What are some of the main do’s and don’ts as far as starter homes are concerned, though? Well, first off you need to make sure you’re in a financially stable enough position to afford a home in the first place. This means having enough for a down payment and a few mortgage payments so you’ll always be on top of your debts. Next, make sure your mortgage payments are low enough that they won’t cut into your other aspirations like buying an even bigger house, getting a new car, or starting a family. Make sure all of your other outstanding debts are in order before you make the plunge on a new home.

Now that the practical stuff is out of the way, let’s look at a few ideas for decent starter homes:

The crest design

This design is a fantastic option for those who want a starter home with a bit more frills than usual. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and enough room in the garage to fit two cars. This design is currently offered by and is best for two people with upward mobility willing to spend a bit extra on a worthwhile home. The extra bedrooms are great if a family is in your near future and the garage space is great for two working parents. Modern and sleek, the Crest is a fantastic looking starter home.

The Nordika plan

This plan has been drawn up by Drummond House Plans and is perfect for those who like the amenities of the Crest but would like a lower price tag. Its exterior is more reminiscent of old style single storey homes, but it still has three bedrooms, a massive kitchen, and an open entertainment space. It has a rustic and almost log cabin kind of vibe to it and should suit a newlywed couple swimmingly.

The Morgan’s Walk plan

If affordability and a garage are absolutely essential to you, the Morgan’s Walk plan is a good plan to look into. This plan has a three car garage with an apartment on top accessible by staircase. It isn’t ideal if child bearing is in your near future, but if you and your dearly beloved are still working and want a functional and beautiful house, look into the Morgan’s Walk design. Included is a laundry room, two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom. It’s great for newlyweds who want to plan out the next few steps of their lives together.

These ideas aren’t meant to be printed out and given directly to a builder, but they should serve as an alright jumping off point from which you can figure out with your new spouse what you both want in a home. It’s best that you both work together to figure out what you absolutely need in your first home together and what you can go without. From there, you can start looking at your local real estate market to see what fits that criteria. By the way, congratulations!