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Move-in new home checklist

December 03,2021 | Posted By Flavia Brown in Real Estate
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Things to do when moving into your new home:
+ Contact utility companies to be sure your accounts are set up. (electric, gas, water, trash).
+ Contact post office to be sure your new address is current with the USPS.
+ Get phone numbers for the police and fire departments.
+ Get internet connection.
+ Install new locks and hide a spare key outside.
+ Work on any remaining imperfections based on the property inspection report, particularly the heating and a/c systems, plumbing, electrical, chimney, fireplace, water heater, garage door opener, and sprinklers.
+ Contact your Realtor regarding any issues or questions where you need his/her or other assistance.
+ Clean your new home before moving in furniture.
+ Clean windows and patio door to allow in more light inside.
+ Paint interior walls and ceilings if needed.
+ Order a sewer line photo inspection if it wasn’t done with the other repairs.
+ Clean leaves off the roof.
+ Unclog and clean rain gutters and downspouts.
+ Know where the following is located: furnace cut-off switch,  main water cut-off, and any other water valves.
+ Know how to turn off the gas -- located at the gas meter.
+ Become familiar with the electrical panel and know how to pull the main breaker.
+ Replace furnace filter – for clean air.
+ Have heat ducts cleaned – for clean air.
+ If there is an old sump pump, replace it with a quality pump. Don’t skimp on a cheap one.
+ Meet your neighbors.
+ If an HOA, meet the president and other board members. Consider becoming a board member so you will have some control in the HOA complex. 
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