Hello. My name is Susan James. I recently purchased my first home. It has been an exciting time for me. I’m in my mid-thirties and have been saving for a down payment for a long time. Buying a home sure does involve many things I never even thought about. Fortunately, I had a very patient realtor who walked me through every step of the way. What I’m going to write about is changing the locks when you purchase a new home. I changed every lock in the house, including windows. The main reason was for safety purposes. Any lock that had a key would have at least had to have been re-keyed. I choose to go with new locks so they could be updated to the latest and safest models. I hope what I am about to share with you proves to be useful information.