The financial obligations of owning a home are more than just paying the mortgage. Similar to owning a car, your home will need regular upkeep to keep it safe and in great shape. It's your biggest investment — protect it. This will take some budgeting and planning.
Regular upkeep can prevent costly problems from arising, make mechanical systems last longer, and have a positive impact on your home's value. Maintenance will cost you time and money, but it can protect your home's value and ensure the comfort and safety of your family.
To help you plan for home maintenance costs:
Over time, it's likely you'll face repairs or improvements that require professional help. Keep these tips in mind when hiring a professional.
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