If you’re planning to buy a house with your husband, wife or any other partner, make sure you discuss your real housing needs and desires before getting too far into the process. What should be on the list? Location, size (how many bedrooms, bathrooms), cost (determined by what you can afford on a monthly basis) and architectural style and age of house are a good place to start.
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Reprinted from Realty Check: Real Estate Secrets for First-Time Canadian Home Buyers by Sandra Rinomato Copyright (C) 2009 by Sandra Rinomato. Reprinted with permission of the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.