With Valentine’s Day coming up this month, you might be thinking of making a big move with the one you love – moving in together, that is! Before you take this massive relationship leap and start picking out furniture, sit down with your sweetheart and have a serious discussion about what buying a home together entails and what your expectations are. Ironing out all the “details” before making any moves will allow your buying experience to be one filled with joy and excitement and help avoid disappointment later on.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) offers these tips for couples looking to take the step towards home ownership:
Have an honest discussion – This isn’t the time to sugar coat things – before you combine your finances, it is important to talk to your significant other to get a better idea of their spending habits, income, debts and savings…
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