What to Expect the First Year in Your New Home!
Welcome home! All the hustle, bustle and stress of house hunting and moving has passed. You’ve finally found your perfect Indianapolis new build home. Maybe you’re still unpacking, or maybe you’re so settled in that it looks like you’ve lived there for years. Either way, it’s time to start creating “firsts” in your new Indianapolis home with your family–first Memorial Day weekend, first Fourth of July, first Thanksgiving, first Christmas (and, of course, the first juice spill on your brand new carpet!) But it’s all good stuff. You’ll create new traditions, meet new friends in the neighborhood and make memories that will last a lifetime.
While you’re still getting to know your new house, your neighbors and the community, here’s a list of things you can expect in the first year in your new Indianapolis home:
- Expect to spend some money. Whether you’ve moved from an apartment into your first home, or you’ve upgraded from a home that was stuffed to the gills, you’ll need more sundries than you could possibly have imagined. You’re going to be on a first name basis with the cashiers at Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot and any other decor, home goods or hardware store within a five-mile radius. You’ll need just the perfect trash can for the gorgeous guest bath, the perfect flower pot for your herbs in your new dream kitchen, the perfect outdoor furniture for your beautiful, new outdoor living space, the perfect throw pillow to pull your living room together… you get the picture. But remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You might want to set a monthly allotment for nice-to-have-but-not-necessary household goodies, so you don’t spend your entire savings account in one weekend.
- Expect to save some money. Your new build home is going to be incredibly energy efficient. Your brand-new appliances will be too. Expect a much lower utility bill than you may have been used to in your old home. And you can feel good about the fact that you’re reducing your environmental footprint!
- Expect the unexpected. You certainly did your homework before you chose an Indianapolis new home builder, and found the one whose new home building processes and standards of quality felt right to you. However, your new home is made of mechanical systems and it’s possible those systems could break down at some point. But, if you’ve chosen an Indianapolis new home builder with a comprehensive warranty that’s backed by a third party, you’ll be covered, even if your builder relocates or shutters his business. In an older home, unexpected repairs can really put a strain on your finances and peace of mind.
- Expect to have a blast! When you’re settling into a brand new home in Indianapolis, every day is an adventure. Your kids will have play dates with new neighbors, you’ll find a confidante that’s always available for a cup of coffee (or a much needed glass of wine), and your whole family will have room to grow, have fun, relax and spend time together exploring all the amazing things that Indianapolis living has to offer. There’s no place like home in Indianapolis!
About Westport Homes
If you’re looking for a new home for sale in Indianapolis, whether you want a move-in ready home or are planning to build, look no further than Westport Homes. Westport Homes, a division of D.R. Horton, is the Midwest’s most respected new home builder, with communities in and around Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.
When you choose a Westport Home, you’re choosing an Indianapolis new home builder that’s consistently chosen as a Top 100 Builder, year after year. You’re also choosing a quality new home builder that’s committed to utilizing sustainable building practices and offering standard features that other builders consider upgrades. You’ll feel confident that you have the Westport Advantage on your side.
Indianapolis new-build home communities include: Avery Park, Cardinal Village, Overlook at Birchwood Park, Tansel Creek, Village at New Bethel, and Villas at Birchwood Park.
Other Indianapolis-area communities include: Devonshire, Grant Park at Prestwick, Regency Estates, Regency Reserve, Settlement West in Avon; Bridlewood Estates and Bridlewood Reserve in Plainfield; Estates at Rocklane Ridge, Pleasant Valley and Reserve at Rocklane Ridge in Greenwood; Homestead in Monrovia; Sawmill in Greenfield; Sheffield Park in Westfield; Stone Crossing in New Palestine; and Westwood Landing in Whitestown.