Did you just buy a home?

Dated: 01/17/2019

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Congratulations! The process can be stressful, but you got through it. 

Now that you're a homeowner, you'll probably be getting a ton of advice from your friends and family about how to take care of your new home. It's great that they want to help, but unfortunately there are a lot of myths out there on how to be a home owner. Let's discuss some popular myths and clear the air so you know the truth.

Myth #1

You can do whatever you want to your home. 

This may be true in some cases, but most of the time there are still residential codes and HOA rules that you must follow. Do some research before you make any improvements on your home. 

Myth #2

New homes don't need maintenance.

All homes need some work every now and then. Weather conditions and daily wear down slowly damage a house and repairs will need to be made at some point, no matter how new the place is. 

Myth #3

Remodeling will add value to the home. 

If a good upgrade is done, then yes, value will be added to the home. On the other hand, a questionable project like removing bedrooms to create a larger master bedroom, may actually decrease the value. 

Myth #4

Houses need to breathe.

A home needs to be able to dry out and allow fresh air in from outside, but it doesn't need to breathe. Homeowners often avoid maintenance tasks like sealing around doors and windows to let more air come through, but that isn't necessary. Even tightly closed homes are strategically built in a way that circulates air. 

Congrats again on purchasing your new home! If you know anyone who is considering buying a home, let me help them through the process. They can call me at (301) 529-9573.

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