It’s time to prepare for the closing on the purchase of your first home. Before you are handed the keys, there will be several tasks to do so you can set the stage for being a homeowner.
Speaking of keys, you should change the locks, which can be a DIY project for you, or contact a locksmith.
Notifying all of your contacts of your new address should also be on your task list. An email blast will accomplish this very efficiently.
Having all of the utilities on and in your name the moment you flick on the switch will assure power, hot water, heat, and AC to make your first night comfortable.
Be sure to allow a few days of cushion when switching the utilities in case the title company and lender expedite an early closing.
Prior to closing, familiarize yourself with the amenities that are near your neighborhood so you know where the nearest hardware store and grocery stores are located to get you through the moving-in process.
Create a repair fund as soon as you are under contract to take care of the maintenance your home will eventually require.