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Transitioning from Renting to Owning Your Home

Owning your first home is a big step in life! There is a lot of responsibility that comes with being a homeowner that you do not have to think about as a renter. Our South San Antonio movers know that these changes can also sometimes be overwhelming but overall, they can be exciting! Let us help get you prepared for all the changes of going from renting to owning a home.


Advice for Owning Your Home

When you are getting ready to move from your rental property to your new home, our South San Antonio residential movers recommend that you keep this advice handy. It will help with the acclimation of home ownership and ensure that you take the necessary steps to keep your home safe!


Keeping Your Property Maintained
As a renter, the best thing about renting is that you're not responsible for any of the cosmetic upkeep of your apartment building or unit. This responsibility falls on the property manager and the landlord. However, as a homeowner, the responsibility is now yours and it can be exhausting. Making sure that your home always looks clean and has good curb appeal not only reflects on you, but the surrounding houses around yours as well. Be sure to keep up with the maintenance of your new home so that you do not bring the value of your neighbor’s homes or neighborhood down.


An easy way to assess what will need to be fixed before moving in, is getting a home inspection done before you move. This will help to find any issues your new home may have and allow you to address them quickly. 


Do Not Pass on Homeowners Insurance
When you move into an apartment, most times you're required to have renter’s insurance. When going from renting to owning a home, you will want to be sure to buy homeowners insurance. This insurance protects not only you, but your belongings as well. Homeowners insurance also protects you from any liabilities if someone is to hurt themselves while on your property. Like all insurances, with homeowner’s insurance you can choose your level of coverage and make your policy unique to your wants or needs.


Know What You are Responsible For
When going from renting to owning a home, it's important to become well versed on what you're responsible for, as there is no landlord to fall back on anymore. Things that you will want to know are where your property line begins and ends, any local laws on liability for cross-boundary accidents, and how property boundaries work.


If your new home is in a condo, then you will want to read up on the responsibilities of owners and the responsibilities of the association so that you're not spending extra money on issues that aren't your responsibility. 


Let our South San Antonio local movers move you from your rental property into your first home. We understand the excitement of going from renting to owning a home and can make your move quick and easy!