I have been promoting a wonderful way to enrich your future by using the good will and encouragement of your family and friends to help fund the purchase of your first home. No you don't have to ask them for handouts, you just have to ask your guests to provide you with a gift of money in place of the shower and wedding gifts they would normally give to you. How many of you actually need a set of china for 12 or a $300.00 bedding ensemble? In my area of the country, most people budget $25 to $50 for a shower gift and $75 to $100 for a wedding gift. For a guest list of 100 people (this example assumes 50 couples), that can mean $1250 to $2500 from the shower and $3750 to $5000 for the wedding. Yes, you can take these gifts and place them in an account specifically for use in your home purchase. With a nest egg of $5000 to $7500 or more depending on your circumstances you can be in great shape start your journey towards your own home.
For those of you in the Middletown NY area, I will be at a Bridal Fair this Sunday, January 18th at Tiffany's Catering in the Holiday Inn at 68 Crystal Run Road from 1:00 PM to 4 :00 PM. I would love to meet you and explain a bit more about this program. You will receive favors, taste hors d'oeuvres, and learn about the many bridal services in the area. There will be a fashion show with the latest designed gowns will be presented along with live entertainment. You can win some great prizes too.
Good luck to you as you begin your journey through life together. I hope that I have given you some idea of how this exciting milestone can be a great foundation for all your tomorrows.
There are options here in the Greater Hudson Valley of NY to meet everyone's needs. Working with an experienced buyer's agent can help you find the perfect first home. If you are looking for a home in Orange, Ulster, or Sullivan County NY I would love to be your Buyer's Agent. If you are looking elsewhere I would love to find someone in your chosen location to help you. Give me a call or send an email today.