Welcome to homeownership!!!!Now that you’ve closed on your home, maybe you’re wondering what’s next. We’ve got you covered! Check out the list below of some of the most common and important steps you don’t want to miss as a new homeowner!
Get Utilities Set Up
Change Your Mailing Address Post Office, IRS, & vendors who mail bills
Update your Driver’s License, Vehicle Tag, and Voter Registration Cards
Provide your HOA with all your contact information
Receive a copy of your Deed Check your mailbox about 2 weeks after you close. Ignore the junk mail offering to get you a copy for a fee.
File for Homestead Exemption You have until March 1st of the year following your year of purchase to file and obtain the tax basis discount entitled to you but it’s a good idea to file just as soon as you get that deed in the mail.
Register Kids for School
Check your county’s school district website for zoning
Locate your Electric Panel & Main Water Shut Off Valve
Consider Changing Your Locks
Find Healthcare Providers and Transfer Medical Records