Buying your first home is exciting, nerve-wrecking and financially challenging. I personally found the first year living together the real test of managing money, bills and ensuring there was enough in the account for the mortgage payments. However, as homeowners get settled into routines and living in the new home, you often tend to think about the future and ask questions like; how long will we live here? What about starting a family? Can we add/change the garden? All of these questions are perfectly natural, but these home-buying tips make sure you are slightly more prepared and think about purchasing that home with these points in mind.