Is there anything I should know or that I'm maybe not thinking about?
Yes. Lots. Especially if you bought an old home. You're in for a treat!
Things you veteran homeowners have learned along the way?
If you want it done right, do it yourself. If you want it done in any reasonable amount of time, hire somebody.
Things I should keep, such as reciepts, files, other important documents?
Any documentation of upgrades to your homes electric or plumbing is a must to have around for insurance, esp. if its an old home.
This post was edited on 9/10 at 3:27 pm