First-Time Home Buyer's Guide
Chapter 8
what to do after closing on a house

Just Closed on Your First Home? Here’s What to do Next

Pre-approval, understanding your mortgage, making an offer, closing on the home — there’s a lot more to buying a home than deciding on the number of bedrooms you want. It can be a stressful process that takes time. But it’s a process that has a rewarding end. Once you close, move in and start making the space your very own, you’ll realize all the effort was worth it! And one of the best parts is you’ll know that you took educated steps to get there.

Resources for New Homeowners

After closing you’ll still have a few final steps to take care of, including:

  • Changing your address
  • Setting up utilities
  • Cleaning your home
  • Painting
  • Moving in
  • Decorating

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