If you are a first time homeowner, the tips below can surely interest you. It can teach you a lot of things about home ownership – from paperwork to maintenance and inspection.
Fight The Urge To Buy New Stuff
First time homeowner’s usual mistakes involve buying stuff that is not immediately needed for the new house. Oftentimes, it results into broken budget and worst financial struggle. Yes it’s quite exciting to buy new curtains, dining table, sofa set and drape for your new house but the question is can your budget keep up?
After spending a hefty amount of money for the title of your home, make sure to re-check your budget first before spending anything. This way, you can be sure that buying such things won’t break your bank at all.
Keep Those Files Safe and Secured
It is highly advisable to designate a cabinet for paper works that involves your new home. Your mortgage documents, insurance papers and policies, receipts, contracts and so on must be kept there in a safe and secured manner. It is also recommended to request or create digital copies of your papers so you can have a softcopy saved on your computer.
Inspect Your Home
For sure you already did a home inspection right before buying your new property, right? So why need another inspection?
Inspecting your new home after you bought it can give you a good overview of the whole property. It can give you the chance to fully check and inspect even the little stuff that needs repair or replacement.
Make a Budget for Maintenance
Paying for your home’s maintenance is quite a headache and it’s a budget killer. So at the very first day of owning your new home, make sure that you already have a budget for maintenance all set. This way, you can be sure that when maintenance is needed, your monthly budget won’t be affected.
Aside from those tips, also make sure to check the other parts of your new house. The basement, the attic, the crawlspace – make sure to check them all out. You never know what you can still find there.
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