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Mistakes to avoid as a first-time homeowner

by Cindy Cassuto 10/23/2022

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Becoming a first-time homeowner is challenging yet rewarding. You made it through the realtors, negotiations and paperwork. You can finally call the space you’ve been working hard for your own. Your house is becoming your home. Knowing the right steps to take is essential for a great stay in your new place. 

Don’t pay too much for certain home renovations

Settle in your home first before starting major home renovations. This gives you time to think about which renovations are a priority. It also gives you time to find great deals on contractors and materials to start your project. Spending too much on knee-jerk renovations can take away from home repairs needing to be done sooner. 

Remember additional expenses

After purchasing your home, it’s good to budget finances for additional expenses. These include property taxes, utilities, repair costs and more. If you took out a mortgage loan, your loan provider may require you to purchase homeowners insurance. It’s an extra monthly expense, but it serves to protect your personal property.

Keeping track of these expenses helps you to budget finances in preparation of these additional expenses.

Use home DIY carefully 

A daily dose of a good DIY project is fun, encourages creativity. However, some projects are best left to the professionals. For example, you may notice a leak under your kitchen sink. Wrapping the pipes with tape may seem to help the problem. However, this fix is temporary. Getting professional help can solve the problem fast and prevent additional damages. 

After you settle into your new home, it’s important to take a moment to breathe. As long as you figure out your budget and choose your projects carefully, you’ll avoid some of the most common issues new homeowners face.

About the Author

Cindy Cassuto

One of the first things you will notice about Cindy Cassuto of Corcoran Legends Realty, a 24-year seasoned REALTOR®, is that she is soft-spoken, but don’t let that fool you. When Cindy is representing her clients, regardless of whether they are buying or selling a home, she is anything but a pushover. Her slogan is CINDY SELLS HOMES and she works extremely hard to be the best in the business. Her message to her clients is that if you’re successful, I’m successful…which is evidenced by the fact that she is truly at the top of her game.