5 Things You Should Do Before You Move Into Your New House

1.  Change out the Locks – The first thing you should do after leaving the closing table at the Title Company and receiving the keys is to change the locks of your new home.  You do not know who all has had keys to the home in the past and you want to ensure that you are the sole person with access to your home.  It is very inexpensive to change out the locks yourself or call a locksmith.

2.  Have your A/C Ducts Cleaned Out – Next, you should hire a duct cleaning service to clean out the ducts of your home.  It costs about $400 and will drastically improve the air quality in your new home.

3.  Clean the Carpets – Prior to moving in your furniture and personal belongings, you should steam clean the carpeted areas within your new home.  You have two options to have this work done.  It costs about $50 per day to rent a steam cleaner and do the work yourself or you can hire a professional carpet cleaner for about $50 per room.

4.  Pest Control – Ask a local pest control company to come out and treat the home for unwanted guests including roaches, ants, and spiders.  Depending on your location you might also want the home treated for mice and termites.

5.  Familiarize Yourself with the Location of the Main Water Valve and the Circuit Breaker Box – Make sure to test and ensure all of the switches in the breaker box are labeled appropriately.  It is important to know which switches control the different areas of your new house.  Also, it is good to know where the main water valve shut off is.  You always want to be prepared with that knowledge in case of a plumbing emergency situation.

For more information on important things to do when purchasing your new home, click here 

NSB Condos

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the beach?  Your dream can become reality because living on the beachside in New Smyrna Beach is affordable!  New Smyrna’s Real Estate has condos to meet your desires to live on the intracoastal waterway or directly on our white sandy beaches.

Bouchelle Island Condos

Bouchelle Island Condo

Bouchelle Island Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com


Oceania Beach Club Condos

Oceania Beach Club Condo

Oceania Beach Club Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com


Minorca Condos – Currently the lowest priced Minorca unit

Minorca Condo

Minorca Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com


To see all of the current condos for sale in New Smyrna Beach, be sure to visit http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/i/beach-condos

To see all of the current beachside homes for sale in New Smyrna, visit http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/i/beachside-homes

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New Smyrna Beach – http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Coastal/Nautical Decor

Living in one of the best beach towns on the east coast, New Smyrna Beach inspires coastal decor ideas everywhere you look.  

 Coastal Decor Inspiration:

Seaside interior holiday decorating – Here you are able to achieve a Coastal style with reclaimed wood and softer Nautical colors including light blues and white wicker with white weathered woods.  

Coastal Living Inspiration

Coastal Living

Traditional primary colors of red, navy, and yellow along with the traditional dark woods will always allow you to achieve a classic Nautical style.

Coastal Living Inspiration

Coastal Living

Sage green along with distressed table accents provide a great Coastal look.

Coastal Living Inspiration

Coastal Living


There are many local stores in New Smyrna that have great selections of coastal decor options including Southern Trends at 334 Canal Street New Smyrna Beach, FL, Posh Pineapple at 330 Canal Street New Smyrna Beach, FL, Rugs Rugs Rugs at 3740 South Ridgewood Port Orange, FL, Bealls New Smyrna Beach, Bealls Outlet New Smyrna Beach, Home Goods in Port Orange at the Pavilion, Kirklands Port Orange at the Pavilion, and Marshalls Port Orange at the Pavilion.  

Ballard Designs Spool Side Table (http://www.ballarddesigns.com/spool-side-table/13700)

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Southern Trends Accessories (http://www.southerntrends.com)

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Southern Trends Accessories (http://www.southerntrends.com)