Advice for New/Fellow Homeowners

Advice for New/Fellow Homeowners

Anh-Minh
Aug 8, 2007

Whether we're renters or homeowners, we've all got some pearls of wisdom that we picked up after moving into a new neighorhood and/or attempting to make some home improvements. NotMartha recently posted about the lessons she's learned since buying her Seattle home. Here are just a few that made us laugh:
  • You cannot move your neighbors farther away from your house, no matter how hard you want to.
  • Don't hate on the stove in the place you live while you're house hunting because the house you buy might have the exact same stove.
  • Don't hate on the cheap, off white formica countertops in the place you live while you're house hunting because the house you buy might have the exact same countertops.
  • Taking the time to label all your breaker switches will save you a lot of time you would otherwise spend shouting "This one?!" "No!" "This one!?" "Not it!" "This one!!?" "Nope." every single time you want to turn some electricity off.
  • Yard work still sucks when you own the yard.
Anyone else have anything to add to NotMartha's list? Photo: Getty Images
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