The first year of owning a home is full of many firsts. Your first holiday celebrations, your first garden and maybe even your first child. Here is a list of four things that should happen in the first year of owning your new home.
- Get an Inspection
You may think that the inspection that you got before signing on your home is good enough and you don’t need another, but if you have a builders warranty you want another inspection before the year is up. A builders warranty inspection Cleveland will make sure all projects were completed during the build and that nothing has broken during the warranty period. If any issues are found the warranty will cover it!
- Meet Your Neighbors
When you first move in you may be greeted by plates of cookies and dinners from your neighbors, but what about six months later? If you haven’t made more contact with your neighbors it is a good idea to go out and say hi. Having a community where you know one another can help you feel safe and secure.
- Start an Emergency Budget
Owning a new home may make you feel invincible when it comes to house issues. Even though it is new, there is still a chance for a leaky pipe or water heater issue. It is important to start saving, especially in the beginning when the expenses are lower, for those frustrating days of home projects that are bound to happen eventually.
- Turn on Utilities
Turning on utilities can be a long mundane project. You might immediately get the water, gas and electricity turned on but don’t forget about the internet and cable as well. You don’t want to jump into just any company for those services. Talk to your neighbors and find out which company gets the fastest speeds and make a choice that you can be happy with for a while.
You are a proud owner of a new home. Make that first-year of homeownership count by completing the tasks that will set you up for success in the long run.