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Top 5 Tips for the First-Time Homeowners
Dated: March 3 2021
Here are the top 5 tips for when you're a first-time homebuyer.
1. Ignoring routine maintenance.
Ignoring routine upkeep and maintenance, such as prepping your pipes for winter, clearing gutters, and filling cracks near doors and walls, can cause big issues down the line. Make sure to budget both time and money for these tasks.
2. Hiring the cheapest option.
If you have a job that requires a professional, don't always opt for the cheapest option. Make sure to get several estimates for the work and look for online reviews. Once you do your research, select the professional you think will do the best job.
3. Not knowing your property boundaries.
During the closing, you may receive a survey of your home and property, however, it's crucial you know exactly where your property lines are. Outline this before you start planting or building fences or structures.
4. Neglecting the exterior of your home.
Once you move in, it's easy to focus your energy on the interior. But don't forget to give your exterior some TLC with thoughtful landscaping and regular checks to ensure weeds are taken care of and water is draining correctly.
5. Starting major renovations right away.
With all the excitement and energy from the closing table still lingering, it's easy to get caught up in home improvements. Before starting a renovation, give yourself 2 or 3 months of living in your home to really solidify that it's the right financial investment and what you really want.
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Vanna has called Alaska home for the past 15 years. As a mother, real estate investor and previous business owner, Vanna brings many different perspectives when working for her clients. She has been a....