Realities and Myths of Owning a Home

Reality: There is Required Maintenance

4. Reality: There is Required Maintenance

If you’re used to having no responsibilities in your rental when it comes to upkeep on your home, you may be in for an unexpected, sometimes costly, surprise. Homeownership requires ongoing maintenance, including lawn care, paint for both interior and exterior surfaces, air filters for heating and cooling systems, and upkeep of appliances, just to name a few. These routine maintenance issues can add up to a significant amount over the course of owning your home.

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