Congratulations, you found the perfect Zionsville, IN home and have nearly completed the new homebuyer process including getting your mortgage approved, next you will be signing on the dotted line, and the keys to your new Zionsville, IN home will soon be in your hands. With moving comes waves of excitement and nerves that can cause you to forget a few things along the way. There are several things that you should consider as you move into your new home.
Clean the carpets. You never know what kind of dust, dirt, or pet dander has accumulated in your new homes carpets over the years, so take the time to clean them thoroughly. You can rent a steam cleaner and do the work yourself or hire a professional and pay around $50 per room. It’s worth it to know you’re starting fresh in your new space!
Change locks and label keys. You will want to change the locks as quickly as you can once you’ve moved into your new home— either installing the new bolts yourself relatively inexpensively or hiring a locksmith who will charge you labor per lock.
Find the main water shut-off. Should you ever go out of town for a long period of time or need to turn off the water due to a leak or repair of any kind, you’ll need to know where your main water shut-off valve is. If your Zionsville, IN home inspector hasn’t already pointed it out and labeled it for you, take the time to do so yourself and avoid the headache later.
Find the circuit breakers. During a power outage or in the case of replacing light fixtures or bulbs, you will need to flip the circuit breakers to specific rooms and outlets. Find your circuit breakers as soon as possible once you have the keys to your new home and make sure each breaker works properly. Have a partner stand in various areas of your home while you flip the labeled breakers to double check that is indeed the room they belong to— if not, re-label them for future reference.
There is a lot to remember when it comes to moving into a new home in Zionsville, IN. The first step is finding your new home. Are you still looking to purchase your dream Zionsville, IN home? When you are ready to buy your Zionsville, IN home, contact a Zionsville, IN real estate agent. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality service. You deserve to have all the latest market information and the very best advice, both of which we can provide you with. We hope to speak with you soon!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team