You are almost at the finish line! To make your home officially yours, you will complete minor steps throughout the post-settlement stage that will make your dream home a reality.
Change Utilities into Your Name
Some utility providers will permit ownership changes prior to closing. Be ready to provide proof of ownership. Proof of ownership could be obtained during settlement or from your Realtor.
Change Postal Information
Submit a change of address request with the United States Post Office.
Change Exterior Locks and Pass-codes
Prior to purchasing your home multiple people have had access to your home. For you and your family's safety its best to change the locks and/or pass-codes.
Become Knowledgeable of the Upcoming Trash Cycle
Trash and Recycle cycles can vary. Become familiar with the upcoming schedule to avoid fines.