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buying a home together before marriage

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There are several things that a couple will pursue together throughout their life that are meant to bring them closer together, but that the process of pursuing could actually drive them apart. Planning a wedding is a big one. Marriage is certainly meant to solidify a union, but just getting to that point of walking down the aisle can cause so many arguments that it breaks couples up. Arguing about choosing the geographical location based on where each person’s family lives or budgeting issues can make a couple just not want to get married at all. Having children is another big one—having kids is even a top cause of divorce. Naturally, couples have kids thinking it will bring them closer together and then that major life change and all of the stress that comes with it can break them up. Buying property together is another big one. You do this to solidify your future together, but the process of looking for and buying a home can cause so much strife between a couple that it drives them apart. Here’s a look at how that happens, so you can stop it from happening to you.

 

buying a home together before marriage

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Credit scores and interest rates

You may sit down to fill out a loan application and hear back from the lender that your partner’s credit score is driving up your interest rate. So now what? Should your partner pay a little more every month, since it’s his actions that have increased those monthly payments? That’s not a comfortable conversation.

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