You scrimped and saved, went to way too many open houses, maybe lost out on a few bids. But you (finally) got through closing and emerged triumphant on the other side.
So first things first – Congratulations!
But once you’ve moved in, met the neighbors and found the fastest (or maybe even nicest) routes around town, you’re ready to take the next step: learning how to take care of your home.
If you’ve been lucky enough to have a landlord or super who took care of things like leaks, heat and slippery sidewalks, you got a first-class look at the essence of what it means to own a home: regular maintenance.
So here's a mini-maintenance guide to help you get started for the next 12 months.