4 great books when buying a new home

4 helpful resources when buying a new home

Congratulations on purchasing your new home! Now what? We know you will have lots of unpacking to do but are you really prepared for homeownership? Have no fear, we’ve put together some resources that will help you get homeownership ready and prepare you for what lies ahead.

1. Beginner’s Guide to DIY & Home Repair: Essential DIY Techniques for the First Timer

beginners guide to home repair

Are you anxious about trying to DIY on a much-needed home repair? Homeownership is a journey and you can easily develop the skills needed to complete maintenance or repairs. This book is for you and it will give you the confidence you need when completing home repairs on your own.

2. Saving for a Rainy Day: Your Home Repair Emergency Fund Should Have This Much Cash

A home repair emergency fund is money set aside to pay for unexpected home repairs—the cash you can access at a moment’s notice. A rainy day fund is a smart way to go to avoid having to put repairs on a high-interest credit card or have to withdraw money from your long-term savings portfolio.

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

organize your home

This #1 New York Times Best Seller was the book that started the “spark joy” movement. The famed Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level and promises that if you simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. 

4. There’s an app for that

Digital touch screen banner with DIY and work tools all around on a wooden table, top view

You can never be too organized when it comes to home maintenance. Find an app or use a planner to create your plan and keep track of those yearly upkeep tasks. Centriq claims to put everything you need to troubleshoot, operate, and maintain your home, right at your fingertips!

Buying a new home is a joyous moment in your life but it also comes with responsibility. Having resources like the ones listed above will help navigate the challenges of owning and upkeeping your beautiful new home.