After all the searching, all the negotiating, all the inspections and all the waiting you finally made it. You’re closing on your first home. Congratulations. Now What? Obviously, you have to start packing but there are some more things you should be thinking about once you get settled. Here’s what to consider:
It’s probably not a stretch to imagine you savings have taken a big hit to pull this move together. That is understandable and now it is time to get those savings accounts filled again. As a homeowner, you’re now in charge of all repairs. If the water heater goes up, then you have to pay for a new one. Same with all the plumbing, painting and any other repairs. Building up that “rainy day” fund can help when those household emergencies crop up and they will crop up!
Perform Regular Maintenance
Your car only runs smoothly when you perform regular maintenance on that ride. You should take that same approach with your home. Regular maintenance isn’t just swapping out smoke alarm batteries or changing air vent filters (both important) but also having regular inspections of your HVAC system, your sewer lines and roof. Staying ahead of problems will go a long way towards keeping everything around the house safe and manageable.
Stop House Hunting
Now that you’ve made it into your home, you can give up the house hunting. In fact, you should delete all those real estate apps off your computer and phones. You don’t want to see what other homes are selling for unless you plan on selling your home. You also don’t want to see a possible deal you missed out on. Will there be nicer houses at a better price? Maybe but there’s nothing you can do about that. Focus on making the place you’re in your home.
Get Rid of Junk
As you are packing, be sure to take note of all the things you don’t need, that are broken or you’re just “over.” All of that is considered junk and it shouldn’t cross over the threshold of your new home. One call to Junk King Fort Worth will help with that. It’s always a good idea to start off in a new home without old rubbish. Junk King Fort Worth can make it happen.