Have you thought about moving in with your boyfriend or girlfriend? If so, you’re not alone. Times have changed, and it’s not uncommon for unmarried couples to move in together before they officially tie the knot. In fact, the number of unmarried couples living together jumped 13 percent from 2009 to 7.5 million in 2011.

While the idea of moving in with your significant other may seem romantic, there’s more to living with someone than getting to wake up next to your sweetheart every day. The reality is, you’ll learn new things about your partner that you may not have known otherwise, such as their spending habits, their work ethic around the house and their ability to resolve conflicts, as well as their cute quirks (and not-so-cute quirks), too. Understanding this ahead of time and talking it through with your partner pre-move in will ensure a happy and harmonious home.

If you’re thinking about taking your relationship to the next level by moving in together, or buying a house together, here are three things you need to consider:   Click here to read more »