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Real Living's My First Home Book

Moving into your new space? Check out our complete guide to buying and decorating your first home!


There will always be a first time for everything, and it is often accompanied with equal measures of excitement and anxiety. Acquiring a property or renting a place is no exception.

Let Real Living’s My First Home Book guide you from picking the right home, laying the groundwork for renovating, to imparting room-by-room furnishing tips, down to providing checklists of essentials per area, with insights from professionals in the field.

Check out the hundreds of interior home photos inside that will give you all the inspiration you need in dressing up your new home, and use the free floor plan and furniture templates inside to help you with your space planning. 

Whether you’re acquiring a property to own or to invest in—or you’re renting a space for the long haul—congratulations!

There will be seemingly insurmountable paperwork to digest, never-ending tedious errands, and perhaps a couple of renovating challenges along the way, but it’s all going to be worth it.

Our job is to make the process easier, if not enjoyable, so we at Real Living, together with some help from Elanvital Enclaves, have come up with this nifty guidebook. Here’s how to use it:

See more photos and view the full home here:

Go to Chapter 1 to figure out what home development or type is right for you. Learn how to get a loan, and figure out what those additional taxes and fees are all about.

Figure out your options on what you can do with your new home. Chapter 2 is all about that, such as how to go about a renovation, and how to come up with (and stick to) your budget.

Find dozens of interior design and decorative inspirations for your new home (with Get The Look products to match) in Chapter 3.

Finally, the last chapter is the fun part. Learn how to use our (free!) floor plan templates and do a little space-planning on your own, plus find a handy renovation checklist and notebook at the end.


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