5 Important Things to Do After Buying a One Story Carlsbad Home
Now that you have closed the deal and the keys of your dream single story Carlsbad CA home for sale has been transferred to you, what happens next?
Before you get too preoccupied with moving in your things and celebrating with a housewarming party, there are a few more important things you need to do after closing:
- Make copies of all your closing documents.
Your mortgage loan documents, title certificate, etc., or closing documents, are the most valuable documents that you probably will ever have. Make sure to make copies of your documents right after closing while they are still complete and in order. Have at least one copy of all pages. You can also make digital copies.
Having copies of your closing documents will also be your safety net should there be clerical errors encountered in your county’s registry of deeds.
- Store your original closing documents in a secure safety deposit box.
Make sure that your originals are kept safe and secure. One good idea would be to get a safety deposit box at an off-site location that is not inside your single story Carlsbad home. You may keep the copies in your home so you have easy access in case you will be needing them.
- Change all the locks.
Chances are someone else has copies of the old keys to your new home while it was on the market so make sure to change the locks as soon as you get the keys to your new single story home in Carlsbad just to be safe. You may also want to check your windows and sliding doors if they are secure.
- Check the water heater.
Before you use the shower or sink in your new home, check the water temperature. If it is a newly built-home or a vacant home, chances are the water heater was turned off just before closing to save on utility bills. You wouldn’t want to be surprised with cold water as you take a shower for the first time in your new home!
- Cover all the windows.
Secure your privacy by covering all windows with window treatments in each room. If you don’t have any yet, you can use temporary covers like blankets, towels, shower curtains, or even cardboard until you get the actual curtains and window treatments just to protect your privacy.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of moving into your new home, but make sure you don’t forget to do these 5 important things first right after closing!
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