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(CNN) - Barack and Michelle Obama will get a tour of their future home Monday as they meet with the Bushes at the White House.
President Bush and the president-elect are expected to hold a meeting in the Oval Office, while first lady Laura Bush is expected to show the incoming first lady around the property.
Bush has pledged to do everything he can to make sure the transition is smooth.
Obama said he does not anticipate any problems Monday, adding that he is “gratified by the invitation” to meet with the president and his wife.
“I'm sure that, in addition to taking a tour of the White House, there's going to be a substantive conversation between myself and the president,” he said at a news conference Friday.
“I’m going to go in there with a spirit of bipartisanship and a sense that both the president and various leaders in Congress all recognize the severity of the situation right now and want to get stuff done,” he said.
The head of Obama’s transition team, John Podesta, said Bush and Obama will have a lot to talk about.
"They need to cover a broad range of issues, from national security affairs, where we are on homeland security. But I think he'll also want to spend a good deal of time on where things stand on the economy."
While Obama has sought advice from other presidents, the White House press secretary predicts Bush will exercise restraint.
"I don't think that President Bush will be presumptuous in trying to talk to Barack Obama about how he makes decisions, or how Barack Obama should make decisions. I think that the President probably will share how he's made decisions and some of the things that he feels are important," Dana Perino said.
The courtesy tour is a historic formality. Monday will mark the first time since 1988 that a Bush has not hosted or been hosted by a Clinton.