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3 Things to do When you Buy a New Home

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Have you recently closed on a new home? If you have, then congratulations! Owning your own home is a very big deal and the process of buying a house is not always an easy one. However, it doesn’t just end there. Once you buy the house there will be plenty of things on your to-do list. The following three things, including appliance delivery, are towards the top of that to-do list.

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  1. Pest Control – The house may have seemed fine when you first looked it over. However, before moving in all of your furniture and belongings, make sure that you contact a pest inspector. You want to make sure there are no harmful insects crawling around, such as termites, fleas or bed bugs. Can you imagine how much trouble it’s going to be to have to deal with such a problem after you’ve moved in? Getting your house prepared for a flea bombing is a big ordeal that takes a lot of time and effort. You could also have rodents or roaches hiding in your home. The best solution to these possible problems is to have an exterminator come and test your home before moving in. If anything, it will give you peace of mind.
  2. Appliance Delivery – You’ve most likely bought the home due to a number of factors such as location, price, style of the home and the floor plan. What probably didn’t factor much into your decision to buy the home were the available appliances. If you bought an older home, then you may have older appliances. You may want to have the refrigerator replaced with a newer model. This goes for the oven and any other kitchen appliances as well. Before moving into the house, make sure you order the necessary appliances. You’ll want to schedule an appliance delivery before moving in or else you’ll find yourself without a place to store food or to cook it! Plan to move in the day after the appliance delivery is scheduled.
  3. Transfer Utility Services – You can’t move into a house that has no electricity, gas or water services. You’re going to be very uncomfortable if you can’t take a shower, see at night time, warm or cool the house down or be able to store and cook food. Have your utilities transferred to your new address and make sure they are all turned on by the day that you move in.

These are three of the most important things that you should do after you have bought your house. Once you have done these things there is still plenty to do, but you’ll at least be able to start living comfortably in your new home!

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