9 Things Every First-Time Homeowner Needs

So you’ve gone and done it. You have a yard. You have a driveway. You have a real house. You’re no longer restricted to the confines of an apartment unit—or a landlord. Now, what do you do? With homeownership comes real responsibility: to keep the lawn mown, the roof physically over your head, and your friends entertained.

If you’ve just closed escrow, this list of first-house essentials will help to make homeownership a breeze. Have a friend who just purchased a new home? Consider this your housewarming gift guide!