After all the hard work, commitment and negotiation of weeks and weeks, you finally bought that Edmonton house you always dream about. Congratulations! You’re officially an Edmonton homeowner.
Here's the big "BUT"...
But the journey doesn’t end at buying, just like as the Famous Carpenter’s song goes... We’ve only just begun.
Having an Edmonton house comes with a set of responsibilities, including some things you may not even know about. So before you get comfortable here are some tasks to do after buying that house.
Locate the Water Main Shut-Off Valve
Humans can’t survive without good ol' H2O. With that said, if there is some water emergency in your Edmonton house in the near future, it’s better for you to know where the shut-off valve is located. Once you know where the shut-off valve is, keep its area free from brush and debris so it be can easily access in any given situation.
Remember the HVAC Filters
The HVAC is an important part of a homeowner’s overall Edmonton property. It helps maintain good indoor air quality through adequate ventilation with filtration and provide thermal comfort which makes any Edmonton house comfortable. For new homeowners, try stocking a year’s supply of filters at once and remember to change the air filters of the HVAC bimonthly, by doing this simple task it can extend the life of the heating and cooling unit .
Appoint a Tax Accountant
It is in your best interest as a new homeowner to hire an accountant for a one-time fee. Owning an Edmonton house changes your tax status as well as the eligible deductions that which is granted for you to claim. Use this year’s return as your example for future filings.
You will never know what the future might bring so it’s better to prepare for it. Having a decent insurance is crucial for Edmonton homeowners. Check that your policy includes fire and flood protection because insurance and replacement coverage is needed to be in place before you go to escrow.
Smoke Detector Test
One of the risks in having an Edmonton home or in any particular Edmonton real estate property is fire. With new Edmonton homeowners consumed with the hustle of moving in and getting settled, fire is the last thing on their minds. But always remember that safety is the top priority inside an Edmonton house. If the Edmonton house already has smoke detectors, new homeowners should replace the batteries as soon as possible. If there is a lack of smoke detectors in the Edmonton house, better yet invest in them. And test them monthly to know if they’re still working.
Freshen the Lawn
You can freshen the lawn by pricking the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to enter the soil. This is called aerate. Don’t forget to do this twice a year. And remember a beautiful lawn doesn’t grow by itself.
Label the Electric Box
When you move in to a new Edmonton house spend time labelling all the breakers in your electrical box. It’s better to be prepared when the power goes out for the first time or an emergency situation appears.
Buying that Edmonton house that you always dream about is a bliss which cannot be described. We get excited sometimes that we forget important things that we must deal with first. So the next time you get cozy, ask yourself ‘am I forgetting to do something?’
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