Whether it happens when you’re 18, 23, 33 or 40 – you’re officially a grown up when you buy a home of your own.
But for first home buyers, buying a house doesn't automatically make you an expert at running a home.
Here’s our go-to guide for the basics you need to know about moving out of home into a house of your own.
First things first. You need to eat. But you don’t have to be a super-chef like Jamie Oliver. Some easy staple dishes are stir-fry’s, pastas and home-made pizzas. Challenge yourself to learn how to cook one dish well, so you always have something to fall back on. You don’t want to rely on takeaway food every night. It’ll eat into your budget too.
You don’t want to become one of those ‘fresh-out-home’ clichés who lives like a slob! Make sure you keep on top of everyday tasks like taking the bins out and washing dirty dishes. If you’re not used to taking care of your own laundry, now is a good time to learn! It’s not that complicated! If you can use laptop, tablet or smartphone, you’ll find it easy to work a washing machine.
First home buyers are often taken aback by how expensive it is to live in your own home. Not only do you have mortgage repayments, but there’s setting up utilities like gas and electricity, plus Wi-Fi and insurance. Plus you’ll need to equip your kitchen with essentials like pots, pans and plates. Before you buy anything, send a list of items you’re looking for to friends and family. Often people have spare items such as blankets, tables and plates in their own homes which they’ll happily give you.
If you take time to set up your garden well from the start, you’ll save heaps of time and money down the track. Seek out low maintenance and water wise plants. If you know someone who is really into gardening, ask them to give you a hand. It is possible to have a garden that looks good, but doesn’t take much time, effort and cash away.
Another popular move for first home buyers is turnkey homes.
If you haven’t heard of turnkey homes, they’re ready-to-go homes, with everything taken care of by your builder. So all you have to do is turn the key!
With Easystart Homes, their turnkey homes can include*;
- Quality flooring including carpets, underlay and vinyl throughout
- Quality window treatments throughout
- 20mm stone bench tops to kitchen
- Double lock up garage with remote sectional door
- Fencing and reticulated landscaping.
So, pack your bags! Your new home is ready and waiting for you. Easystart make it super-easy for first home buyers. For more info on turnkey homes and house and land packages, contact them today !
*Inclusions of turnkey packages may vary