Moving into a new home is exciting, but dealing with safety concerns can ruin the experience. Keep your new home safe and secure with these expert tips.

By Lauren Phillips
Updated March 12, 2019

So you’ve followed the steps to buying a house and worked your way through the moving checklist. You’ve packed the boxes, prepared the kids for the chaos, and passed along the keys to your old place. Your new home—whether it’s brand new or just new to you—is just about perfect, but it also comes with some safety concerns you may not have been expecting.

In the rush of making an offer and selling your old place, some of the less-pleasant realities of moving into a new home may fade into the background, especially if the new house needs a few coats of paint or some new carpeting to feel fully yours. But a new home comes with new risks, especially if it’s been empty for a while, and addressing those risks head-on can make your first weeks and months in your home safe and secure.

 House with watch-guards

Kerron Stokes, a Colorado-based realtor with RE/MAX Leaders, has some tips for anyone in a new house to follow as soon as possible. With these steps at the top of your home safety checklist, you can rest easy in your new home (even if it does have a few unfamiliar noises at night).

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