Buying Your New Home is Just the First Step

If you are reading this, chances are that you either have or are about to buy one of the new homes in Chino Hills… Congratulations! Homeownership is a wonderful process of growth and connection with the space that will nurture you and for family for years ahead. That being said, homeownership is a lot of work, even if it is worth it in the long run. Here are 3 crucial checks you need to do once you have purchased your new home:

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Review Your New Home’s Physical Integrity

Your home may look majestic on paper or an online catalog, but even the most well constructed one can have a few knicks and chips here and there. Priority #1 is, however, changing your locks. This may sound simple, but it is often a hassle on top of all the tasks that you will be involved in moving into your house. Therefore, it is recommended that you try to change your locks before you start the actual move-in process, as this will help save you time while guaranteeing the safety of your family and your property both during and after you have moved in.

After your have changed your locks, make sure you examine every single inch of your house for leaks and cracks. They may appear innocent at first, but leaks and cracks will cause expensive and in some cases irreparable damage to your new home, and are also much more convenient to fix before you have moved all your appliances and furniture into your home. In addition you should check your smoke and fire alarms detectors to make sure they are in good order.

Double Check all the Utilities

Go around you home and try to check all faucets, sinks, showers, and electrical outlets to make sure that your utilities are functioning correctly. Although this should not be a problem for most new homes in Chino Hills, there is always the off chance that there is faulty somewhere in the house, and you will be doing your repairmen a favor by having it fixed before all the obstacles of moving-in makes it more difficult.

Clean, Clean, and Clean

Although it may be excruciating for one of your first tasks to be in your new home to be cleaning, it will do wonders for the move-in process and for when it comes time to enjoy your new house.  Take the time to thoroughly clean out all floor space before your move in your furniture and appliances, particularly any space that is or will be occupied by carpets and your refrigerator, as these spaces will be very inconvenient to clean afterwards. In addition clean out your cabinets and closets before your bring them into your new home, for when you begin to stuff them with your belongings you will be much more reluctant to do so.

These are some of your basic goals when getting your new home ready for the big day. New homes in Chino Hills may be among the best, but BTB Reality wants you to do your part as well!