Things I Wish I Knew Before Owning a Home

I’m coming up on 4 years of owning a home and I thought to myself,


“Man, I wish someone would have given me a checklist of things to do as I move longer into home ownership.”

Here’s a Quick List to help you with being a Homeowner:


  • Cleaning Entire Home

  • Change Air Filters

  • Take Care of the Outside Area (Mow Lawn, Pick-Up Trash, Etc.)


  • Check the A/C Unit

  • Test your Irrigation System

  • Clean the Garage

2 to 3 years

  • Pressure wash your driveway/home

  • Deep Clean your Carpets

 3 to 4 Years

  • Touch Up the Inside Paint

4 to 7 Years

  • Repaint the Outside of your Home

 8 to 12 Years

  • Replace Water Heater

  • Replace Appliances (Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher)

12 to 15 Years

  • Replace A/C Unit

 15-25 Years

  • Replace your Roof

Happy Slacking,

 Joshua Krafchick CRPC®, EA