Using CheatSheets To Apply Best Practices

Cheatsheet: Maintain A House In US

Cheatsheet: Maintain A House In US

1.1 YouTube Channels

1.2 Checklist For Regular Maintenance

  • Weekly
Name Summary
Move garbage bin to the street Garden/Recycle/Rubbish YouTube: Household Waste Collection Services
  • Bi-weekly
Name Summary
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  

1.3 Recurring Shopping List

1.4 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. citizens must report a change of address within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories.

1.5 Roof

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

1.6 Floor

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

1.7 Pest control

Name Summary
Termites/white ants YouTube: Termites
Spray Home for pest control YouTube: Spray Home Like A Pest Control Pro
Reference YouTube: How To Do Your Own Home Pest

1.8 Kitchen

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

1.9 Machine Maintenance

Name Summary
Dish washer  
AC(air conditioner)  

1.10 Lighting & Electric

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

1.11 Toilet

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

1.12 Wall

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

1.13 Yard Maintenance

Name Summary
Big trees in your yard  

1.14 Foundation Crack

Name Summary
Reference YouTube: Repair a Crack

1.15 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

1.16 Setup After Moving

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

1.17 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

1.18 More Resources

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