Congratulations on your new home in Maine! Moving is a stressful but exciting time for new homeowners. Once you turn the key in the lock and step over the threshold as a new homeowner, take time to take it all in. Once you’re done basking in the glow of your achievement, you’ll need to move on to your “to-do list.” Learn about changing your address, setting up utilities, and more.
Here are four things you need to do after moving into your new home in Maine:
- Change your address. This is important for getting your mail and other essential documents. You can change your address online with the USPS or go to your local post office.
- Set up utilities. Contact your utility companies to set up service at your new home. This includes electricity, gas, water & sewer, and internet service. You may see a change in electricity or internet service costs, so prepare yourself for that. KFS Mortgage Company has a helpful list of the 5 homeowner costs you need to know.
- Don’t forget to test your HVAC system, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, and appliances. If there’s a problem with your sensors or HVAC system, get it checked by a professional right away. You want to know that your HVAC systems work on demand. If you move in the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, you'll want to ensure your home is safe and comfortable.
- Change locks. Brand-new homeowners should change their house locks once they move in. You don't know who else, besides the previous homeowner, has keys to the home. The previous owner may have passed out copies of the keys to friends, family, or neighbors. Put yourself in control of your home's security and get new locks ASAP.
We hope these tips help you get settled into your new home in Maine. At KFS Mortgage Company, we strive to provide valuable information for all aspects of the homebuying journey. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or considering the benefits of refinancing your home, our experts will compare the pros and cons of each loan option and ensure your result is a mortgage that’s right for you. We’re here to help you from start to finish. For more information, contact KFS Mortgage Company today.