Evansville Real Estate

Biggest Fears of Homeownership - Ask The Expert - October 17, 2018

Real Estate Agent Carol McClintock sits down on WFIE Channel 14's Midday with Mike show to discuss the Biggest Fears of Homeownership. Carol is the Southwestern Indiana's #1 REALTOR and is regularly featured on the Ask The Expert segment as the real estate expert in the area. 

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How to Make Your New Home Feel Like It's Yours

Thank you to our Guest Blogger, Michael Brennan from Bellhops Moving in Indianapolis. Read on for some great tips on 'How to Make Your New Home Feel Like It's Yours.'

Congratulations! With the help of Team McClintock, you've found your perfect home in Indiana, and you're ready to move in. Of course, as wonderful as your home might be, it's worth noting that there are a few things you'll need to do before you can fully settle in and start enjoying the space. After all, enjoying a new home is all about making the property your own.

This means removing certain reminders that let you know that someone else lived there before you. Anything from leftover paint, to lingering smells, need to be gone before you transfer your belongings into your home with the help of our friends at Bellhops Moving Indianapolis so you can have your well-deserved fresh start.

1.     Start Before you Move In

Moving etiquette generally suggests that most previous owners will do some work on your home for you before you're scheduled to move in. This might mean that they scrub the surfaces, clean the floors, and make sure that everything smells fresh. However, you'll still need to do a little extra work to rid of everything they may have left behind. Wipe away all the excess dust you can see, and scrub everything before you start using it. If it helps, you can even contact a maid service to do the hard work for you.

Cleaning before you move into the new home will ensure that you have a fresh canvas when you start moving your belongings into their new spaces.

2.     Paint...