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It goes without saying that buying a home is time-consuming.

 First, there’s the financial planning to determine when you’re ready to buy a home. Then you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage and start looking for homes. After viewing several homes you finally find the perfect home. Then comes the difficult process of making an offer and negotiating the cost of the home. If all goes well, your offer is accepted and you get to enter the lengthy mortgage closing process. However, your work is not yet done. You’ll have to move out of your current residence and into your new home. All of this while juggling your work and social life.

 After all of this, it might seem like the only thing left to do is relax in your new home. While it may be true that you certainly deserve a break, there are some things you should do sooner rather than later when you move into your new home.

 In this article, we’ll cover ten things you should do right away once you move into your new home.

1. Home security

Your chief consideration when moving into your new home should be making sure it’s safe. The best first step to take is to change all of the locks on your house. In spite of how trustworthy the previous homeowner may have seemed, you can never be 100% sure who had spare keys to their home. Changing locks is quick and inexpensive, especially considering what’s at stake.

Another important step in home security is to put new batteries in and test all smoke detectors, make sure fire extinguishers are up-to-date, and ensure air filters are cleaned.

2. Set up your utilities

One of the first things you have to do when moving into a new home is to call your utility companies and transfer services into your name. Make a list of the services you’ll need to set up (electricity, water, garbage removal, internet, home security, heating, etc.). This is also a good time to set up online accounts and autopay for these services. It will save you time each month and make it easier to keep track of your bills if you simplify this process from the get-go.

3. Self-inspection

You should have already had the home inspected by a professional prior to closing on the house. However, things can change in the time that someone moves all of their belongings out of a home and you move all of yours in. Wiring can be damaged, pipes banged, windows cracked, and so on. Do a thorough inspection of your home to check for leaks, broken wires, and fire hazards to be sure that your home is in good condition.

4. Deep clean

It might be tempting to just move your belongings into their new places once you arrive at your new home. However, the best time to clean a room is when it’s empty. Before you set up your furniture or fill your cabinets, give them a thorough cleaning.

5. Familiarize yourself with circuit breaker and water valves

When disaster strikes, you’ll want to be ready for it. Get to know your circuit box before the first power outage. Store flashlights in easily accessible places and make sure they have fresh batteries. Similarly, familiarize yourself with the main water shutoff valve in case you have a pipe burst. If the former homeowner lived alone and you have a large family, there’s a chance that the sudden surge in power and water usage could reveal issues with plumbing and wiring that the former owner wasn’t aware of.



386 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Condo

$174,900
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Hudson, Spacious 3 bedroom condo $175,000. Excellent Location, Walking distance to thriving downtown, Assabet River Rail Trail directly across the street. Beyond sweet deal! Bring your creative flair and some love to make this condo beautiful. Electrical panel brought to code 2017, windows replaced 2011. New roof coming this fall, In-unit laundry & basement for storage. Don't miss out! $3000 BUYERS CREDIT AT CLOSING towards furnace replacement. Sold "AS IS". No dogs.
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Sunday
May 20 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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7 Proctor Ave, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$579,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
WATERFRONT! Lake access with cove privacy. If vacation life is your dream then this properties for you. Spacious 4 bed/3 bath, office, gym room & family room in the lower level. For the car enthusiast enjoy the 3 car heated garage with all the bells & whistles & heated in-ground swimming pool. Private cul-de-sac location all on Lake Boon. Boating, skating, ice fishing, ski mobiling - Beyond Awesome! Hardwood floors, new septic 2016, new central air 2017 & 2 storage sheds. Lot 190 across the cove also included!
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Sunday
May 20 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Stop by Sunday & tour this spacious waterfront expanded raised ranch. Pontoon Boat Lake Tours, weather permitting! Don't miss out.
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278 Manning Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Condo

$183,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Hudson/Bolton line! END UNIT WITH WALK OUT LOWER LEVEL! With a little creative flair, this adorable condo unit could be charming! Priced to move! Beyond the front door you will find a delightful place to call home! Bring your own ideas and create your oasis! The back deck overlooks the plush green grass and tall mature trees! This location is both ideal for commuting to Rte495/117 Enjoy fabulous downtown Hudson and the Assabet Rail Trail!
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This Single-Family in Hudson, MA recently sold for $327,000. This Other style home was sold by - Beyond Real Estate.


39 Cherry St, Hudson, MA 01749

Single-Family

$326,900
Price
$327,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1
Baths
Beyond Impressive!! You will fall in love with this newly renovated conventional home with an open floor plan! This 4 bedroom home boasts a stunning kitchen with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances and beautiful granite counter tops! The large bathroom features new tile and vanity with a beautiful granite counter top. The entire home is freshly painted with new carpeting, new light fixtures as well as recessed lighting. The first floor has all new doors including the front door and the side entrance door which upon entry boasts a brand new tiled mudroom with built in bench, cubbies and hooks galore! With a newly paved driveway large enough to fit at least 4 cars this home is a short stroll from the Rail Trail and to Hudson's trendy downtown. A wonderful opportunity to affordably own an updated, charming home in desirable Hudson, MA!

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