Could a royal heir soon be on the way for Prince William and Kate Middleton?  According to People, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making plans to upgrade from their two-bedroom apartment in Kensington Palace by summer 2013.  Queen Elizabeth’s late sister Princess Margaret, previously occupied their new apartment that is said to be the size of a small mansion.  However, before the royal couple can move into their new digs, much work needs to be done.  Asbestos issues along with the heating and hot water systems need to be fixed before it is suitable for royal living.  As for their previous Kensington Palace residence, Prince Harry will be moving in.

What are some factors to consider when you’re looking for a home with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you decide to move in with your partner, look for a safe happy home with enough space for both of you.  Here are some tips:

1. Be economical: You may have always dreamed of living in that penthouse or having the nicest house on the block, but if you can’t afford it yet, don’t force the issue.  No one wants to end up in foreclosure or not being able to pay the rent.

2. Embrace your space: Living in a studio apartment together may be a big money saver, but when it comes to your personal space, it won’t be the best choice.  Go for a one bedroom instead where you can still live together, but spend time apart.

3. Safety: Aside from trying to live in a safe area, if you’re planning on having children, look for a childproof residence around a good school system.

What do you think about when you picture your dream house? Share your ideas below.