Cervone Deegan + Associates knows that once you have completed the purchase of your new home and moved in, now begins the chapter in your life of home ownership. The process of the home purchase has involved many important steps and now after the closing begins some responsibilities that you will want to make sure you pay close attention to. Here is a look at what you should be doing.
When you went through the buying process you would have needed to have an insurance binder for the property, but now you should make sure you have your contents covered too. Do you have enough coverage for that expensive piano you have? For content, you may even be able to bundle this policy with your auto premium so be sure to look into that.
Most people will pack up their belongings into boxes and label them with the contents or maybe by room. Once you are unpacking in your new home, go room by room and consider getting some home organization items to help. Examples include closet organizers, drawer organizers, and the like can make things so much easier to find going forward.
Check/Add Safety Monitors
You would have had a smoke inspection before purchasing your home but take it one step further. Consider adding more carbon monoxide detectors rather than just those for smoke. Also, now is a great time to consider having a home security system. Check with your insurance company too as some options may even lower your premium.
While home structural items are examined in a home inspection, some landscaping concerns might not be. Take some time to look at your landscaping and see if all is well, especially for any future storm concerns. Are there larger tree branches that should be cut so they don’t damage your home? Are there any slopes that may cause water to drain toward your home instead of away from it? Get ahead of potential issues now with some preventative measures.
Meet The Neighbors
Getting to know your neighbors is not just about being social but it is about creating positive relationships. Exchange numbers and make sure you all know who lives at home including your pets in case one ever escapes. Other benefits of knowing your neighbors include helping each other out when traveling, checking your mail, or on your home.
Create a Maintenance Schedule
Once you have done some maintenance after moving in it doesn’t end there. Put your home on a schedule for the important items. That includes things like regular HVAC filter replacement and service, smoke detector battery check/replacement, and gutter cleaning. Staying on top of these things will help make your home run smoothly like a well-oiled machine!