Do you have to be married to buy a house together? No, but there are things to consider before making the deal.

Some reasons unmarried people buy real estate together include: sharing expenses with friends or family members, investments property, or cohabitation without committing to marriage.

Consider all of the commitments you must make before you purchase a property together before you make a deal.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The best way to lower your closing costs is to learn exactly what they are. Then, you can go to each vendor and negotiate. Also, don’t be afraid to negotiate with the lawyer and mortgage company.

If you can’t afford your closing costs you may even be able to ask the seller to pay your closing cots. There are disadvantages to this strategy, though.