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4 Common Mistakes by Middle Tennessee Homeowners

4 Common Mistakes by Middle Tennessee Homeowners

home-owner-mistakes-middle-tennesseeAre you about to be a first-time homeowner? Congratulations! Although owning a home is an exciting responsibility, it does come with its fair share of headaches and problems. However, if you know how to deal with the common problems and avoid the common mistakes, you’ll have no trouble at all in your new custom-built home.

Underestimating costs

From grocery bills to mortgage payments, many homeowners tend to underestimate the true value of their expense. Instead of being shocked by the true value of your monthly bills, make a list of your payments and be sure to write down the correct amount. Or, inflate the prices just slightly so that you’ll set aside more than enough money each month for your expenses. 

Forgetting about the smoke alarm

Your smoke alarm could mean the difference between your safety and a complete disaster. With that said, when was the last time you checked the battery or condition of your smoke alarm? Many homeowners completely forget to check on their smoke alarm. Depending on your insurance policies, you may have the ability to save money each month if you confirm that you have a functional smoke alarm. 

Placing heavy items on top shelves or cabinets

If you are overloading your cabinets or top shelves with heavy items such as pots, pans, appliances and more, you are compromising the integrity of each structure. Many shelving and cabinet systems are held together with only screws or nails, and the excess weight could prove detrimental to your home. Instead, place heavy items towards the bottom of your shelving unit and check on the condition of your cabinet or shelves every so often.

Trying to be the expert

Sometimes, problems occur in your home. Whether a pipe burst at 3 AM or you notice that the stairs are a bit wobbly, these situations are best handled by a professional. Do not attempt to fix any home problem that you do not have experience with. Without the accurate knowledge and experience with a specific situation, you may end up spending more money in the long run – which of course, you do not want to do.

Looking for more homeowner tips? Be sure to read the Landmark Homes of Tennessee blog. Learn more about our Middle Tennessee homes and communities by browsing our website today. Interested in a custom-built home for your family? Call us today to learn more about our homes for sale, new construction and new homes in Mt. Juliet, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, Nashville and Smyrna, TN.

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