Part of buying a home is budgeting for home maintenance expenses, did you plan for these?
Right away, changing the locks on a new home can set you back a few hundred dollars. Tree trimming, landscaping updates, and maybe even a new lawnmower might be on the list. Duct cleaning is also recommended and can cost up to $1,000
HVAC maintenance will cost you between $140-$200 every year and you’ll need new filters every month.
If you find any pests in the home, which many homeowners do at some point, calling the pros is a good idea but it definitely costs money! Finally, fireplace cleaning is an expense that often gets overlooked.
Managing these expenses is very doable if you plan for them in advance!