New Homeowner – First Month
You Made It!
After hunting for the perfect place, waiting for the contract to close, and getting move in plans solidified, you can relax in your new home! you are officially a new home owner and you may be wondering what you needs to be done next. You’ve fought part of the battle already but it doesn’t end there!
New Homeowner Check-List
Once you have officially moved into your home, being organized and understanding what it means to be a responsible homeowner is key. Here are a few to-do’s to keep in mind:
- Take it in and RELAX
- Organize and Setup Home Utilities
- Plan for Home Maintenance
- Lookup Community Resources
You have made it this far and you deserve to sit down and enjoy your home. Take pride in your home, you have worked hard to purchase such a great place. Now is the time to add your personal touch to the home, whether this means furnishings, decorations, paint, updates, etc. It is really common to do these things over time as well according to your budget in the new home.
Hopefully by now you and your realtor have done some research and know who your service providers are for thins such as electricity, water, sewer, and gas. Most of the time setting up these utilities is a simple process, but one thing that you do not want to overlook. It is important to think about any other services that you would need to setup in you new home as well; this may include internet, TV provider, lawn maintenance company, pest control, security systems, and any other service that you will need done on your home. Keeping all of the payments organized for these utilities and service providers can be a hassle, but setting up automatic payments, reminders on your phone, or simply keeping all the necessary information on a sheet of paper really helps.
Being a responsible homeowner has a lot to do with how you treat your home. Maintaining or improving your home is necessary if you want your home to hold its value. See this yearly home maintenance checklist from Spartan Home Inspections:
Not only is it important to maintain the interior of your home but also the exterior. See our Landscaping post for more information.
Although you may have been a homeowner before it is likely you have not been a new homeowner in this community. It is important to know how to use your community resources. Here is a list of links for the Southeast Idaho area.
You can find great information at these links such as local hospitals, the fire department, city regulations, city parking passes, events, etc.
Please reach out to us with any questions.