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emsteh's picture

Hi there,I'm new to these forums and I hope that they are nice and busy, because I love to talk house!My husband and I just bought our FIRST new home, WOOHOO. BUT...I am finding myself fantasizing about it every waking minute and all of the things I can do with it. I'm getting over zealous and wanting to spend more money than we have.It's a new house so it has nice finishes and doesn't need any reno's (other than the basement) but there are some upgrades I'd like to do to make it even better and I'm just feeling very overwhelmed with wanting to do it all at once! I've never had a home, so now I feel so much pressure to keep it up-to-date and as nice as possible, so people admire it and possibly want to buy it in the future if we sell...I shouldn't care about this stuff, I should just enjoy it.....even though we're not even living in it yet.Anyone been in a similar situation?? How can I just chill out?!

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Annie21's picture

Just wait for a few more months and the excitement should go down. If you still think about improving and then selling your home afterwards just make sure to make any necessary improvements and before selling it, go for superior mechanical services and ensure your home is greener, you would get a better price.

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joeanna anthony

Congratulations to you on your new home.Points to concider while shifting to your new home.1. Get your mail re-directed2. Tell your banks about the move3. Check your new home is insured4. Make sure your car moves with you5. Take final meter readings6. Change your details on the electoral roll7. Check you can move your TV licence8. Arrange to move you digital TV and broadband9. Apply for a parking permit10. Change the address on your subscriptions11. Arrange a child minder/baby sitter for moving day12. Eat up the food in your freezer

lesliemorris85's picture

make a list of all the stuff you want to do, then go over it with your husband and decide which ones you’ll prioritize.

houseofblinds's picture

Hey Congratulations on your new home. It is overwhelming and you will want to do all possible things to your house, But relax. Firstly set a budget for Your house and every room. Then slowly decide what all you need in it. Take it step by step. Your house needs to speak of who you are so do it your way.

BelindaFord's picture

It's really nice to have a home you can call your own. It is where you can build all your dream for your family especially for your children, if you have some. It's where they'll grow up and learn more about life. What your feeling right now of having a new home is just normal. You are excited and you're doing the right thing to just enjoy it! It's a good start for you and your husband and your family as well. Bring fun and unforgettable memories in your new home!

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Shaina Khan

Wow. Congratulation!!! For your new home.
I can imagine how this feeling is, when you enter your own home :)
Currently we are rent out, I’m so excited to get new house which could be fully furnished already

sspmscyoc's picture

Yeah, that's a great site, and bings up a good point on how to chill out. Take your mind off things and surf the web. I was in the same situation awhile back and ended up find my dream flooring at online at a great price. They were local in Oklahoma for me, but I'm sure there are great options near you too. 

ShelleyDN's picture

I know that I am the first person to respond even if it's too late. I say, just embrace the moment now that you're living in a new home and I think you're already getting familiar on every corner before deciding that you want to upgrade some parts of the house. If you need help with buying high quality and durable furnitures, Easy Home Concepts - has a lot of furnitures to select from. 

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