Moving Into Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be an exhilarating experience. The idea of living in your dream home can be one that captures your imagination. However, the concept of moving from one home to another can also hold its own unique stressors for that needs adequate preparation.

What To Expect Prior To Closing

Obviously it would be impossible to move into a new home without closing on it. Charleston Homes tries to make this somewhat stressful process, and the moments before it, as simple as possible.

First, you will walk through the home one final time with a sales associate to make sure that every detail you need accomplished before you move in is done. By this time, there should be little or no work left to do since Charleston Homes staff have already gone over each detail thoroughly, but the last walk-through helps everyone know that the home is in the exact shape it should be.

This final walk-through process should take no longer than 15 minutes.

What To Expect at Closing

Once you arrive at closing you should be confident that things are in order at your new home and everything is ready for your arrival. In fact at this point, the only thing missing from “Home Sweet Home” is you!
Shortly before you arrive to closing, call your lender to double check the exact amount you are bringing to the table for your down payment.

Once you arrive at closing, bring you personal ID. This will help verify your identity throughout the multitudes of paperwork that closing entails.

In addition, be prepared to receive the keys to your new home. As the old saying goes, “Your destiny awaits!” Holding the keys to your new home is an exciting event. Once everything else is complete in the closing process, the moment you have imagined finally has arrived!

Other “Moving Day” Considerations

Scheduling trash pick-up might not be at the top of your list of exciting things to do when you move into a new home. However, it is something that will certainly be noticed if it is not done.

If you live outside of city services, trash removal is something that must be on your “To Do” list when you move into a new home. In addition, you need to change over any utilities from your current residence. If cable or satellite TV is important to you and your family, consider calling your preference of this provider in advance, as well.

Closing on your new home does not need to be a stressful life event. When you make sure that everything is in order and all of the paper work is signed at closing, it’s important to remember the minute details. Things like transferring the utilities and setting up cable television quickly make a new house turn into a home.

The Home Orientation and Walkthrough

When you purchase a home from Charleston Homes, you are purchasing more than just an empty house. We strive to help you take your house from a simple house to a home. Part of making your house into a home is to make sure you understand exactly how everything in your home works.


When we give you a home orientation and walk-through, we will show you things like the kitchen cabinets and make sure that you understand any variances in wood and how to properly maintain them. There are multiple items throughout your new home that we want to make sure you know how to operate and use properly.

Understand How Things Work

Nothing is worse than moving into a new home and having no idea how to use the new appliances and features that come with your new house.
We will walk you through each aspect of you new home, ensuring you know how to use each feature it contains.

Understanding how your new high efficiency furnace works and even things like your new garbage disposal is important. We know you want to move into your custom built home being “in the know.” A new home is more than just aesthetics, but also the functionality of it, as well.

Maintenance and Warranties

How long do your warranties last on your new appliances? What type of maintenance needs to be performed in order for everything to operate the way it should? These are all covered in your home orientation and walk-through.

There are so many things to keep in mind when you move into a new home. It can be overwhelming. When you have a home orientation and walk through with Charleston Homes, we make sure you are up to speed on your new home so your transition is as easy as possible.