Are you a first-time homeowner? Take a look at a few tips we think new homeowners should know!

  1. Create a homeowner’s binder. There is a lot of paperwork involved in owning a home. Before you move into your new home, create a binder for important documents. After you move in, use the same binder to store all of the guides and warranties for your new appliances. Store receipts for any home improvement and moving expenses here as well.

  2. Know how to turn off your water valve. It’s a good idea to locate this valve when you move in and learn how it works to save yourself time during an emergency. Learn how to shut off your power and gas lines while you’re at it. 

  3. Start an emergency house fund. You never know when something is going to go wrong, or how much it is going to cost. The longer you live in your home, the more likely you are to experience an issue. Start saving early to take a little stress out of this typical homeowner experience.

  4. Make friends with your neighbors. Work to be a good neighbor right away by introducing yourself and making friends as soon as you move in. Building a relationship with your neighbors will help you learn about your neighborhood, find reliable contractors and maybe even allow you to borrow tools when you need them. 

  5. Change your air filter regularly. When you move into your home, change your air filter right away. Mark the date on your calendar and change it every 90 days moving forward. Changing your air filter not only helps keep your air clean, but it also reduces dust in your home and extends the life of your furnace.

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