Top Five New Homeowner Tips!

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iStock_000018844422SmallCongratulations on buying your new home but now it is extremely important that you try and be the best homeowner you can be. So we have put together a list of the top five new homeowner tips to help you be the best homeowner you can be.

  • Start Keeping Detailed Records: As a new homeowner it is essential that you start keeping detailed records of any and all repairs and improvements you make on your home. Anything from re-calking your bathroom to installing a new roof can increase the value of your home. It is important that you keep detailed records of all your hard work to ensure your investments pay off.
  • Take Advantage Of Tax Benefits: There are many tax credits and benefits that are given to homeowners that you need to be sure and take advantage of. There are a variety of tax benefits from mortgage interest to installing things like solar panels and Energy Star appliances. Be sure to do some research on all the tax benefits you can take advantage of so you are ready come tax time.
  • Develop An Inspection Habit: It is extremely important for new homeowners to develop an inspection habit. Catching potential a potential issue like infestations or mold early can be the difference between a cheap and easy fix and an expensive and difficult one. So be sure and develop a habit of inspecting your home every once in awhile to ensure you don’t let potential issues get out of control.
  • Save For Unexpected Issues: As a new homeowner it is very important that you understand no matter what you do unexpected issues are bound to pop up and present themselves to you. That is why it is imperative for you to protect yourself and start saving up for these unexpected issues as soon as you possibly can in order to be ready for if and when something happens.
  • Get To Know Your New Home: It is crucial that as a new homeowner you take the time to truly get to know your new home. This means learning more about how your appliances work, labeling your fuse box, understanding more about your pipes and plumbing, and anything else that will help you better get to know the workings of your new home.

This is great advice for any new homeowner not just new homeowners of Admirals Cove homes. So please consider sharing this article socially!

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