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Save On The Hidden Costs Of Homeownership

Doing home projects yourself can save money

Buying a new home is a goal many people save for years to achieve. While costs for mortgage payments, insurance, and property taxes are apparent from the beginning, there are many other expenses new homeowners don’t always consider. Things like furniture, landscaping, and basic repairs can really bust a new homeowner’s budget. Here are some ways to save on the hidden costs of homeownership. Furniture For a New Home Many new homeowners move from a small apartment or a shared place with roomates to a larger home with many rooms to fill. It’s easy to get carried away with the desire for more things, but new homes don’t have to be furnished right away. It’s always wise to make a monthly budget to determine how much can be spent on furnishings. Take care of the main rooms so there are functional places to sit, sleep, and eat. Then update non-necessary spaces as the budget allows. Consider Used Second hand furniture can be a great option. Before spending thousands of dollars at the furniture store, check Craigslist and garage or estate sales to see if there might be hidden treasures or diamonds in the rough. A quick YouTube video about stripping ...

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