Home maintenance expenses you might not expect

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!


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