Happy New Year! The confetti is cleaned up, the champagne toasts are now a distant memory and you’re back to the reality of digging yourself out of snow, and work emails. This time of year can feel more like an Olympic sprint as the promise to finally commit to a New Year resolution is quickly tossed to the wayside.
Speaking of which, did you make a goal to achieve in 2018? Of course, there are the usual suspects of getting in shape, saving more and experiencing a new hobby. Unfortunately, only 8% of people who make a resolution actually cross the finish line. However, that’s all about to change. This is the year you WILL follow through on your goals because you’re going to purchase a house!
“Wait, what?” You may be asking yourself this question. Really though, there is no better time to be in the market for a new home than right now. Interest rates are low and the economy is up. Plus, you can complete many resolutions under one roof.
Lose the Gym Membership
Let’s be honest here, do people really find enjoyment in moving? The packing and unpacking, labeling every single thing you own and lifting boxes. It’s no easy task, but if you’re looking to shed a few of those holiday pounds, then this is the best workout we can recommend. Plus, you’ll rather want to skip the fast food to enjoy eating home cooked meals from your new kitchen and dining room. Finally, you’ll be so exhausted from unpacking and organizing your new home that once your head hits the pillow, you’ll sleep like a baby. Exercising, eating right and the right amount of sleep are the key ingredients to being healthy.
Be Financial Savvy
Whether a first time homebuyer or seasoned veteran, it’s important to have your finances aligned when making this type of big purchase. You’ll need to save money for the down payment and develop a budget in order to save before and after buying a house.
Take Up A New Craft
Is this the year you want to take up and stick to a new hobby? How about reading more? Buying a house involves ton of paperwork to complete from purchase to finalizing the sale. Do not forget the self-help books as you start making changes throughout the house. Also, a new homebuyer means spending quite a bit of time putting together and hooking up things. Plus, you’ll become a painting pro and designing delighter on how to utilize all of that wall space.
Live Life to the Fullest
Owning a home is part of the American Dream. Reaching goals is part of living life to the fullest. This is your golden opportunity to grow as an individual and see your dreams come to fruition.
Okay, so maybe you will not be venturing across the Amazon or exploring Europe, but you’re sure to see new places in the form of the home improvement store or big box retailer as you furnish your house.
There you have it! Now go ahead, purchase a home and watch your dreams and ambitions come true.