CONGRATULATIONS! You've closed on your new property. . .

Hold on to the settlement statement you received at closing.  It will come in handy at tax time.  After a couple of weeks, call the county offices and make sure your deed has been recorded.
If property taxes were paid at closing, make sure the funds have been received.  If your new lender will be escrowing funds for the next tax year, forward that tax bill when you receive it.

Make a photo or video record of your home and possessions for insurance purposes.  Keep it in a safety deposit box or other location away from your home.  Ask your insurance provider for details.

Moving In
Sellers are generally expected to leave a home in "broom clean" condition....that is, ready for a deep cleaning or painting.  Unless agreed to in writing, sellers are not obligated to have carpets or floors professionally cleaned.

Subscribe to the local paper and start to get to know your neighbors.  Homeownership and community go hand in hand.

Enjoy your new home.  We'll see you at the grocery store!