Congratulations. You finally have the keys you have been waiting for so patiently in your hands. The boring paperwork is over with, and you are free to enter your house. The next step should be to buy some wine and have a big housewarming party so your friends and family can see your new place right? Well, here are a few tips you might want to keep in mind before the big party.
Do you remember those documents that were handed to you at closing? If this is your first time buying a home, those just might be the most expensive pieces of paper that you have ever held. One of the first things you should do after you have those documents in your hand is make copies of them. Make multiple copies because we are a lot more clumsy than we give ourselves credit for. Make sure to keep the copies in your house so you can reach them quickly if needed, and store the originals somewhere safe, NOT at home.
Cover Those Windows
Moving into any new place is always a hassle. Having to carry boxes from one place to another, then opening and organizing all your belongings. With all your valuable possessions being transferred around don’t showcase all of your items to the whole neighborhood, and make sure you cover your windows. Whether it’s with curtains or towels to start, it’s always a good idea to cover up your windows so you don’t become an advertisement for burglars.
Every home buyer has a vision of what they would like their house to look like, and what they plan on doing to it once they move in. One mistake that homeowners make is thinking that they have to do everything at once which usually isn’t very realistic. Set a plan of your goals for the house, and do not panic if things start looking further into the future than you imagined.
Possibly the most overlooked thing when it comes to buying a home is changing the locks. Even if your home was on the market for just one day, the house keys could have passed the hands on many people. Previous homeowners could have given the key to a close neighbor. The best solution is to change the locks and take away the possibility of your house keys being in someone else’s hands.
Moving into any new place can have its laundry list of things to do, but the feeling of having a place to call your own is definitely worth it. If you are looking to find great representation who will negotiate on your behalf with professionalism and integrity, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call: 562.787.1040