7 surprise costs of owning a home that made me glad I’d been saving money
- Home repairs seem to always come up at inconvenient times and can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in some cases.
- An emergency fund and well-planned budget make home repairs easier to stomach when you’re hit with a big, unexpected bill.
- I’ve been surprised by home costs including everything from an emergency plumber visit to an unexpected air conditioner repair.
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Owning a home is a great experience for many people, myself included, but homes almost always come with expensive surprises over time. Trust me: I’ve owned three