Great! Now, you are a homeowner. You will have received all the requisite guidance from your real estate agent or mortgage lender. Do you know what you should do once you sign the document and receive the keys for your bought home? Don’t know. Okay, there is no need to worry about, as the write-up is going to guide you in this regard. Keep reading it till the end.
Do deep cleaning of the entire premise
Whether you have constructed your home yourself or bought it from a real estate agent, you must do deep cleaning of your home. Deep cleaning is vital, as numerous people would have walked through the building during or after construction, and your home parts would have dust and dirt from their walk. Before moving to your newly constructed/bought home, do a cleaning from the floor to the ceiling and from exterior to interior area of it.
Hang address and name plate outer part of your home entrance
You are different from others, and so, your choices are different in terms of style, thinking, and allied others. As per your thinking, you would love to have a distinct name and address plate. You can choose artistically designed metal letters signs for outdoors to hang at the entrance of your residential premise. If you have numbers in your address, you can request a technician to design a name/address plate with attractive metal letters and numbers for the proper display of your address.
Spread your new house address to all your known persons
It is sure that you will have informed your relatives, friends, and closed one about your shift to a new place. You need to mention this news to all other people whom you are directly or indirectly associated with. Whether it is an electric department, water supplier, milk vendor, or mailer, you need to inform all of them.
Change the locking system
You need to change the locks of your abode if it already has a locking system. Shop new and advanced locks and install at the entrance and the doors of all your rooms. With new locks, you can ensure the safety of your home in your absence.
Have a close look at everything before moving
Before you shift to your newly bought or constructed home, be sure that there is water, cable, and internet connection. If not, set an appointment with the respective service provider to get the things done. Ensure the supply of all the utility services before you start living in your new home.
Meet your neighbors and inform them about your shift
You should meet the people living around your new home. By interacting with them, you will build a relationship with your neighbors. A good relationship with neighbors helps you stay easily in your new abode and ensures you get the support when you need it.
Fill up local government homestead form
Every country has its specific homestead expectations that can help you get a reduction in the assessed value of your abode. With this, you can save a lot of money in paying property taxes. To avail this benefit, you need to inform the local government where you are living now.
Moving to a newly bought or constructed home requires a little patience from your end. To have a successful shift and enjoy your life in a new abode, you should take all the preparatory measures, from doing deep cleaning to informing your known persons and working with the locking system. You should never forget to inform the local authority and making a good relationship with your neighbors.