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

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

More Chapters in This Guide


Not sure where to start when buying a home? Our first time home buyer guide explains what you need to know about buying your first home. Learn more today!
Saving money is one of the most important steps to buying a home. Learn how to save up for a down payment for a house with our first - time home buyer guide
Understanding mortgages can be complicated and overwhelming. Check out our first time home buyer guide to learn more about mortgages and different types of home loans available
Starting to shop for homes but don’t know where to start? Learn about what to look for when buying a house so you can find the perfect home for your needs.
Found the home of your dreams and want to place an offer? Read our tips for making an offer on a house and learn how much to offer to stay competitive in the market.
What can you expect from the home appraisal and inspection process? Our homebuyer guide is here to help demystify home inspection and appraisals. Check it out today!
Choosing homeowners insurance is another important step in the home buying process, first time or not. Learn about how homeowners insurance works and find the best coverage for your home today.

Looking for More Guidance on Homeowners Insurance?


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