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3 Great Tips for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’ve just bought a house from one of the best home builders in Denton, Texas. Now what? Here are some tips to consider between unpacking, decorating and making your new house into a home!

1. Get Organized

Establish a filing system early on to stash all those owner’s manuals, receipts from large purchases, insurance papers, repair invoices and other important documents. Having all your important paperwork organized will make your life much easier down the road, and it’s always simpler to organize as you go, rather than having to go through a mountain of papers all at once!

2. Get in Touch With Nature

As the Chinese Proverb goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the second best time is now! Don’t wait to landscape your property! Plant deciduous trees like the Red Oak on the east or west side of your home. Leafy trees pull double duty – not only do mature trees increase property values, they also provide shade that naturally cools your home in the hot Texas summer months. Just be sure to plant trees a safe distance from your home’s foundation and any power lines.

3. Get Online and Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Join Nextdoor to get plugged in, find Facebook groups for your new neighborhood and town, and join the Neighborhood Watch to help keep your streets safe! Reaching out on Social Media is a great way to get to know your area, get recommendations for local businesses and hot spots, and share information! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow Red Gable Homes on Facebook, Instagram and Houzz!