Homeownership is a big investment that comes with many tasks and responsibilities. Understanding how to care for your home and being prepared for property maintenance are important to boost the value of your home. Here are a few tips for new homeowners.

1. Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners‏

‏One of the most important tasks for homeowners is maintenance and repair. When you own your home, there is no landlord to call if the HVAC system is malfunctioning. Create a maintenance schedule to keep track of routine tasks around the house.

Cleaning the gutters, checking for termites, hiring a professional to inspect the air conditioning, and looking for signs of mold growth are only a few of the things you’ll be responsible for. Don’t neglect upkeep and repairs. Problems often grow worse with time, potentially costing you more money the longer you put them off.

2. Hire Qualified Contractors‏

‏Some homeowners know the importance of keeping up with maintenance and repair but still try to save money by tackling repairs themselves. Unless you are trained in the job, hire a professional. Don’t attempt tasks that you aren’t qualified to handle.

Owning a home is a major investment and it’s important to take care of the property. Attempting to repair the roof or handle electrical problems on your own could lead to further damage and/or injury.

Hire a professional who will do quality work. Your home will be in better condition and you’ll know the job is done right. A trained professional has the skills, tools, and equipment to do the job quickly and easily.

3. Choose Improvements with a High ROI‏

‏When choosing updates, focus on improvements that have a good return on investment. For instance, things that yield good returns include kitchen updates, painting the home, and bathroom remodels. Find articles online about boosting property value to get ideas on the best home improvements. ‏

4. Tips for New Homeowners: Shop for Good Insurance‏

‏To protect your investment, find a good homeowners insurance policy. Choose a policy that offers protection from structural damage resulting from natural disasters like fires and tornadoes. Research the best providers and ask for reviews and recommendations from friends, family members, and your real estate agent. Having good homeowners insurance will give you much-needed peace of mind. ‏

‏To make sure your journey into homeownership is smooth and stress-free, learn as much as possible about taking care of your house. You’ll be able to enjoy your new home and protect your investment.

R. Sorensen Construction and Inspections offers inspections to customers in Eastern Oregon. Contact us to request our services.