If you want to buy real estate of any kind, then there are some things you want to be prepared for. By knowing what things you will run across when you are buying and moving into a newly-built house, for example, you won't find yourself being surprised by certain things the way you may have been otherwise. Here are some of the things you should know about buying and living in a brand new home.
Everything will be brand new
When you buy a house that was just built, you get the added benefit of having everything in it also being new. This can be a huge benefit because it means most things, such as your appliances will be under warranty. You may need to fill out some forms and send them off to the companies, or you may even be able to pay for extended warranties. Make sure you get all of the paperwork from the seller so you can get on this as soon as you get in the home.
The bugs may not be worked out of everything
While it's fantastic to move into a home and have everything be new, it also comes with the risk of needing to work out some of the bugs yourself. You may have doorknobs that need oiling for them to work without sticking, appliances that open and close a little rougher than you are used to until they experience some wear and tear, carpet nails that need to be hammered down here and there and other things that you need to put a little bit of attention into when you first move into the home.
You should be prepared to work on getting rid of pests
When a house has only recently been built on a property, there will be pests lingering around who have made that property their home before the house was there. This leaves you in the position of shooing them off and letting them know that you are claiming the property as your own. This includes different types of bugs, as well as small critters. It's best for you to get started with a pest control company that will come out in regular intervals to treat the property and help you deal with critter removal when necessary.
You may need to work on getting rid of the smell of a new home
While some people like the smell of a new home, which can include the smell of fresh paint, fresh carpet, fresh plastic from appliances just out of the box, and even fresh lumber, other people may like a house that doesn't smell so 'new.' If you are of the latter group, then you can use diffusers, candles, and sprays to help give the home a smell that's more to your liking. Also, try to keep the windows open and the ceiling fans on as much as the weather permits.