One of the greatest feelings that someone can get throughout life is the feeling when you have just become a new homeowner. People spend years saving up and counting pennies to be able to purchase a home and reaching this point is a major milestone in a lot of people’s lives.
Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest decisions you will make throughout your life and more often than not people tend to stay in their homes for a long period of time. While there are exciting times ahead, new homes often involve a lot of work and it is important for new homeowners to be aware of tips and tricks to help them through this period.
Here are our top 8 tips for a new homeowner:
1. Get to know your neighbours
One of the first steps we encourage for any new homeowner is to become friendly with your neighbours. There are usually nerves surrounding the move into a new home, and getting to know people who are either in a similar situation or those who have been living in the area for a long time will help to ease your nerves and help you settle more quickly.
2. Choose the right homeowners insurance
One of the most important steps for any new homeowner is to choose the right homeowner’s insurance policy that suits their needs. Contacting a local insurance broker can help you outline your needs and locate the policy that best covers your new home.
3. Keep a homeowners journal
Purchasing a new home can come with a lot of paperwork and this you will find will build up quickly. It is important that you keep all the necessary files organised and stored in a safe place to help facilitate a more seamless and stress-free move into your new home.
4. Get familiar with your home
New homeowners often go straight from moving into their new home into renovation in a quick period of time. It is important for all new homeowners to live in their home for a period of time such as 12/18 months to fully understand what needs to be done in the house and helps prioritise some jobs over others.
5. Find a reliable handyman
After you come to terms with your new home and you are ready to begin making any necessary changes, finding a reliable handyman is essential when attempting to turn it into the home of your dreams. Whether it’s word of mouth or online a good handyman should never be too far away.
6. Paint before you move in
It is often the case that people want to change the colour of the paint in some or all rooms of a new house. To avoid the hassle of having to deal with painters coming in and out and having to breathe in fumes from the paint a good place to start would be to paint before you are going to permanently move in.
7. Research the local area
A lot has to be said for putting in some time and effort into getting to properly become familiar with your surroundings before making the big move. Becoming accustomed to where important services such as supermarkets, restaurants, schools, and so on are located can really be of help when moving into your new home.
8. Relax and enjoy the process
Moving into a new home whether it is your first or not can be a very stressful experience with the number of different things that are going on. It is important that you are able to take a step back and enjoy the experience also as it is not often that you will get to experience the thrill that comes with a new home.
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