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Kulbir, Home Buyer in 30350

Any checklists for new SFH buyers before moving in?

Asked by Kulbir, 30350 Wed Jul 28, 2010

We are under contract for a new purchase of a SFM in Sandy Springs, GA. The neighborhood is in a good school district, is an established community and the crime rates are quite minimal. We are looking for some opinions on :
a. Is there a checklist of what all needs to be taken care of prior to moving into the house? Such as Procuring utility services, Handyman, Lawn services etc.
b. We are weighing options of buying a home security device from Home Depot vs a monitoring system. Which one do you recommend for a house of two adults with no kids or pets? Both people will be working during day hours.

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I agree with other agents, I provide to all my clients a frequently called numbers list to call for gas, water and etc. Far as home security, that is a preference ?. A lot of company's are offering specials to install and etc, but find it interesting in a down economy that is one sector that has increased and picked up. If you are a DIY kind of person, Home Depot option might cost less. Good luck.
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You seem to have done some of the homework already.
Your agent should be able to hand you a list of utility providers in that area.
Spending on a security system is something you should consider based on your budgeted expenses. Getting a monitored system for about $30/mth will save you about 12% off your insurance, which, to me, is not wise, except for security reason. But you have said there is less chance of a mishap because of minimal crime rate, so why waste money on security.
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Hi Kulbir, if you haven't settled on a mortgage yet please check current rates at http://www.current-mortgage-rates.net Home depot provides additional discounts for our customers purchasing homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 28, 2010

Congratulations on finding the new home! I have several checklists that are recommended that I include in a 1st time homebuying seminar. I would be happy to email them to you if you would shoot me your email address.

On a side note, if you’re shopping for a mortgage I would be happy to help!

Just give me a call.

Jonathan R. Cundiff
Home Mortgage Consultant
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
MAC#: m2166-021
464 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
404.610.1011 Cell
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Congrats on the contract, Kulbir. What does your agent say?
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