Just the other day I was speaking with a Realtor in Louisville, KY about how folks just don’t know much about houses (especially new first time home buyers) these days, and their ignorance could cost them lots of heartache and money over the coming years.
Now, I assume you got a home inspection before you bought your new house, and I hope you got a good one. However, if you happen stumble across this post before that time comes, check out 5 Things you don’t know about hiring a home inspector for a little help with picking a good one. Trust me when I tell you that we are not all the same.
My goal here is to tell you the things everyone should do when they buy a house and move in. It won’t be an all inclusive list, as every home is different. But this is not a list just for newbies; this stuff applies to every person who lives in a wood structure and doesn’t want it to fall apart (that would be you). Some of these items will be things you need to address on Day 1, and others will be ongoing-forever-type-stuff.
These are the things you do, or ensure have been done, the moment you take possession of your new home. Some are for your safety, and some are for the longevity of your new home.