New Homeowner? Check out these tips

Congratulations! You are now a homeowner. Now what? Well if you’re like most people, you probably got an inspection before you signed any papers, and if you didn’t then you will probably know what projects you are in for once you purchased. I’ve read an article recently that talks about this topic.

“Too bad a house doesn’t come with an owner’s manual. And a week-long seminar where you learn what every button, switch, and wire is for. Alas, the keys to the castle come with no troubleshooting guide to dog-ear—and, we’re betting, no wise master to unlock the mysteries of the place you call home.

Then again, that’s what we’re here for: to provide fast fix-it advice when it’s time for you to do your homeowning duty. Because at some point, you’re going to have to know how to change out a light fixture without zapping yourself to kingdom come. Or paint a double-hung without gumming up the works. Or stem the flood when the toilet overflows. And you’re going to want to do things right. The first time. ”

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