8 Essential Tips for New Homeowners

Jerome Powell

After months of house hunting in this competitive market you’ve finally secured the home of your dreams. Congratulations! Becoming a homeowner is an exciting and fulfilling experience, but it’s also one of the largest financial investments you’ll ever make, and things can get stressful if you aren’t prepared. Here are 8 tips to start your journey off on the right foot.

Attend the home inspection

REALTOR® Greta Zenner with EXIT Realty Home Partners says her first piece of “new homeowner” advice starts during the purchase process. She recommends that all her clients attend the inspection to learn all they can about the inner workings of their new home.

“This is a great learning experience that allows you to see your home through the eyes of an expert,” she said. “You’ll not only gain valuable insight about the location and severity of any needed repairs, but you’ll also receive maintenance tips and advice so you can plan for future expenses. I encourage my buyers to follow along, take notes, and ask questions. As a REALTOR® I have attended countless inspections, and I learn something new every time.”

Create a homeowner journal

During the purchase process you’ll notice there is a lot of paperwork. Unfortunately, that paperwork will only continue to accumulate as a homeowner.

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