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5 Epic Fights All Couples Are Bound to Have When Trying to Buy a House

By Living Room Realty, March 15, 2018

Few things test new love like buying a house together. Realtor.com consulted our own broker, Lance Marrs, about the five epic fights that seem unavoidable when you’re a new couple in the midst of buying your first home.


Fight No. 4: Who gets which room

Even if couples are in blissful agreement about the home they love and how much to offer, they then spar over how to divvy up the spoils—in other words, who gets which rooms and where stuff goes.

“The placement of the TV is often a point of contention, as are what to do with bonus rooms,” says Lance Marrs, principal broker at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. “Lower levels of a home can often be deemed perfect for a ‘cave’ of some sort, but viewed as the prefect creative space for the other.”

The fix: Try to shelve this conversation for now.

“It’s wise to live in the house for a period of time to determine how it lives, then circle back about your best use of space,” advises Marrs. If tabling the issue is impossible, share examples of what you’ve seen in similar spaces or have an interior designer help you create the space you (both) want.


Read the full article here.

Living Room Realty

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