Are you planning to purchase a home in the near future? If so, you have most likely begun making a list of features you want in your dream home such as the number of bedrooms, upgraded features, or proximity to great schools. Let’s be honest, most people start making this list well before they are ready to start looking for a home.
You may have also started considering your financing options and reached out to a trusted Bethlehem real estate agent and mortgage broker.
You’ve done all of this, but have you considered what you will need to do after you purchase your home?
If you have already begun your research, you probably have an idea about what documentation and additional fees will be required at closing, but have you thought about what happens when all of the paperwork is done and you have the keys to your new home?
Now is when the work begins, turning the house into your home. Before you can start this process, there are a few things you will need to do:
1. Make two (or more) copies of your closing documents to keep with you and put your original documents in a safety deposit box.
2. Change the locks and/or lock combinations on all entrances to your home – this includes doors as well as garages.
3. Cover up your windows – you will be working well into the night unpacking and redecorating, so make sure no one will be looking in at you or your possessions.
4. Measure and photograph everything.
Make sure you are also taking the time to get to know your new neighbors and find out how you can get involved with the local community but, of course, the most important thing you should do after you purchase your home is enjoy it!
If you are looking to purchase a home in Lehigh Valley, I am here to help you before, during, after you purchase your new home. Give me a call today and together we can find your dream home!