You bought the house and circled “moving day” on the calendar. Before you get settled in, there are some things you need to do to your new home immediately. The No. 1 task: Change the locks. Who knows how many people have keys to what’s now your home? The fix is easy: “It’s usually a minimum charge for a locksmith to come to the house,” says Ron Phipps, principal with Phipps Realty and past president of the National Association of Realtors.
- You’re going to want to do a complete home inventory to make sure all of your possessions are intact and nothing was damaged during the move.
- You will want to provide your new address to all of the appropriate parties. You should start working on this as soon as possible.
- From checking for damaged possessions to who should know your new address, everything is covered. By the time you are done, you should be enjoying your new home with peace of mind.
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