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Things to do right after buying a home .

Congratulations on your new home! Here are a few things you should do right after buying a home:

  1. Change the locks: You don't know who has keys to your new home, so it's a good idea to change the locks as soon as possible to ensure the security of your property.

  2. Update your address: Make sure to update your address with the post office, your bank, and any other institutions or companies that send you mail. This will ensure that you receive important documents and packages at your new address.

  3. Set up utilities: Contact your local utility companies to set up electricity, gas, water, and other essential services.

  4. Inspect the property: Take the time to thoroughly inspect your new home, both inside and out. Look for any potential issues, such as leaks or structural problems, and address them as soon as possible.

  5. Make a home inventory: Create a home inventory to document all of your belongings and their value. This will be useful for insurance purposes in case of theft or damage.

  6. Get to know your new neighborhood: Take the time to explore your new neighborhood and get to know your neighbors. This will help you feel more at home in your new community.

  7. Celebrate: After all the hard work of buying a home, take the time to celebrate and enjoy your new space. Invite friends and family over to help you break in your new home.

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