Some people who purchase homes for the first time find themselves strapped for cash in the aftermath. This can make buying needed items for their property difficult. Consumers who know a first-time homebuyer should consider the following gifts this holiday season.
One of the major differences between owning and renting a home is that it is now the responsibility of the household to keep the property in shape. Depending on their size of the lot, this can create a considerable amount of work.
To help a first-time homeowner maintain their home’s curb appeal, consider gifting them crucial landscaping tools. If money is not an issue, a nice lawn mower could come handy. However, if you want to get them something a little more conservative (but still highly necessary) consider items such as garden hoses, shovels and rakes.
If a friend or family member is a new homeowner, and their property comes with an outdoor area, such as a patio or deck, they may need some furniture to spruce up the space. Outdoor furniture is often more affordable than those intended for the inside of a home.
Just because this gift may not seem very seasonal as winter weather sets in across the country, outdoor furniture will come in handy in just a few short months.
When a household moves into a property for the first time, there are often a number of crucial items they forget to purchase for themselves. This includes things such as fire extinguishers and first aid kits. Even if a family already has these in stock, it never hurts to be too safe by doubling up these items.
While slightly less personal than an individual item, a gift card gives a first-time homebuyer an opportunity to get something they really need. Consider hitting home improvement stores, such as Lowes or Home Depot. This way once they take an inventory of the items they have, they will be able to pick up a much needed items on your dime.
Updating your home to meet current housing trends is a great way to improve your home value. However, if you find yourself checking the couch for spare change to fund your next home improvement project, you may want to consider refinancing your home loan with Freedom Mortgage to free up some extra funds.
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