Additional Costs Of Owning A Home

May 19, 2022 Buying A Home

When buying a home, don’t forget to budget for the costs you’ll most likely incur after moving in.

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When transitioning from renter to homeowner, it’s easy to think that the monthly mortgage will be the only high cost. Unfortunately, this is a mistake many first-time homeowners make, and most have lived to regret it, wondering how they’ll handle all the additional costs.

Not budgeting for those other costs of homeownership is perhaps the single biggest mistake inexperienced buyers make. However, falling victim to this common blunder is avoidable. Consider these costs as you establish your monthly housing budget:

There is little doubt that homeownership has significant financial benefits. Instead of throwing away money on rent, you get to build equity in a property that will hopefully rise in value over time, increasing family wealth and enhancing your financial picture in the process. Even so, it’s important not to downplay the actual costs homeownership can introduce. Being prepared for the real cost of owning a home is essential, and that starts with recognizing the reality of the expenses outlined above.

 

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