After Buying A Home In Centennial 5 Useful Tips

After Buying A Home In Centennial 5 Useful Tips

Buying a home in Centennial  Lone Tree  is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately, exhilarating steps that lead to home ownership.

  
But even after the previous owner has handed over the keys, there’s more to come: a few extra steps new homeowners can decide they wish to take. Here are five of those—things you can choose to do after buying a Centennial  Lone Tree  home:
  
#1 Change the Locks
 
Who knows how many people have a copy of those keys?  It’s a good idea to change the locks on all exterior doors, because it’s not just the previous owners who have had access to the property; there may also have been guests or tradespeople with access to the keys. By installing new locks, you can be sure that you are complete control of the keys to your new home.

#2 Have the House Cleaned
While the previous homeowners are obliged to leave the home in reasonable condition (usually “broom clean”), consider scheduling a professional cleaning crew before you move in. If your budget and schedule allows, it can be a plus to know some serious deep cleaning has been performed on counters, plumbing fixtures, carpets, etc.
  
#3 Smooth Transfer of Utilities
After buying a Centennial  Lone Tree  home, it’s usually possible to transfer utilities into your name without having to live through a break in service. Contacting all utility companies ahead of time will ensure that the transfer is orderly and scheduled in a manner that will be convenient to your move. It’s also an opportunity to be sure that utility bills have been fully paid before closing on the property.

  
#4 Store the Settlement Papers
At the end of the process of buying a home, a host of details come fast and furious, making it doubly easy to misplace things—even important things, like copies of the papers you execute  during settlement. Later, when it’s tax time (or in the future should you sell the property), you’ll save yourself a lot of desperate rummaging if you’ve prepared a secure place to keep them from the start.

#5 Take Photos of Your Household Items
It’s important to keep an accurate list of your household contents in the case of theft, fire or other mishap—records to act as verification of your belongings and their condition. Buying a home is the perfect time to take that inventory. Go from room to room snapping digital pictures of everything you own. It will never get easier!

Like anything worth doing, buying your new Denver dream home probably came with its own set of stresses. But it should stand as one of the most rewarding financial moves you will ever make. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Centennial  Lone Tree  this spring or summer, do give me a call!

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         Jason Peck is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. He has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate. Locally he is a Realtor Roundtable Recipient with Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Nationally he has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America.  He is co-author of the National Best Selling Book, “The New Rise in Real Estate”. For more information feel free to 
contact him  or call 720-446-6301.

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After Buying a Home in Centennial 5 Useful Tips by Jason Peck


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