Using CheatSheets To Apply Best Practices

Cheatsheet: Maintain A House In US

Cheatsheet: Maintain A House In US

1.1 YouTube Channels

1.2 Smart Home

Name Summary
Philips Hue  
Amazon Echo 3rd generation  
Ring Alarm Base station, keypad, motion detector, contact sensor, range extender
Ring Alarm Motion Sensor  
Ring Alarm range extender Help to make sure devices communicate well with base station

1.3 Checklist For Regular Maintenance

  • Weekly
Name Summary
Move garbage bin to the street YouTube: Household Waste Collection Services
Yard & Garden Work  
Decluttering the house  
Refill paper tower, toliet paper, tissue paper  
Refill hand soap, oil to small bottles  
Reference YouTube: Jonny DIY, YouTube: This Old House
  • Monthly
Name Summary
Check for the crack in the walls or foundations  
Check leaks for all sinks  
Mop the wooden floor  
Spray home for pest control  
  • Quarterly
Name Summary
Change heater filter  
Change refrigerator water filter  

1.4 Recurring Shopping List

1.5 Change Address After Closing The Deal

Name Summary
Change all credit/debit card address  
Change address in company HR system  
Change address for auto insurance policy  
Form A-11 for immigrants Most non-U.S. report a change of address within 10 days of moving

1.6 Roof

Name Summary
Roof Gutter YouTube: How to Repair a Leaky Gutter
Tree branches overhanging the roof  

1.7 Floor

Name Summary
Wood Floors is squeaky YouTube: Repair Squeaky Wood Floors
Wood Floor is chipped YouTube: How to Patch a Chipped Wood Floor

1.9 Kitchen

Name Summary
Faucet is leaking YouTube: How to Repair a Leaking Faucet
Kitchen sink is leaking  

1.10 Machine Maintenance

Name Summary
Dish washer  
Laundry  
Dryer  
AC(air conditioner)  

1.11 Lighting & Electric

Name Summary
Lamp doesn't work  
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)  

1.12 Toilet

Name Summary
Toilet is leaking YouTube: How to Repair a Leaking Toilet

1.13 Wall

Name Summary
Patch a Hole YouTube: How to Patch a Hole in Wood Trim
Side wall is leaking  

1.14 Yard Maintenance

Name Summary
Big trees in your yard  

1.15 Foundation Crack

Name Summary
Reference YouTube: Repair a Crack

1.16 Buy A House

Name Summary
Check noises activities from public facilities, 4 lane speedway
Check natural lights Check the house in a rainy or cloudy days
Check public school Good public schools secure your investment
Check the neighborhood Check nearby grocerstore, coffee shop
Get Pre-approve letter for mortgage 2 years' working experience, Need 3 credit lines

1.17 Setup After Moving

Name Summary
Electric & Gas service setup online payment  
Garbage service setup online payment  
Water service setup online payment  

1.18 Terminology For Buying A House

Name Summary
Process Pre-approval -> Home inspection -> Underwriting -> Closing Disclosure -> Escrow -> Funded
Verification of employment (VOE) Review the employment history of a borrower, to determine his/her job stability
Verification of Rent (VOR) VOR with payment shock lower than 5% is considered a strong compensating factor by lenders
US 30 Year Mortgage Rate Link: ycharts

1.19 More Resources




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