When building a home or buying a new apartment, the cost of down payment, mortgage rate, and other related fees is the first thing that comes to mind. But, don’t let yourself forget that these are not yet the entire financial responsibility here. One of the things you might be missing out is what comes next when the construction or sale is done.
A house is something that can stand the test of time, depending on how it is built and what type of materials it is made of. But, let’s be honest. Even the most durable of houses have a breaking point. Even the latest upgrade of house features turn outdated after a smarter version comes out. If not maintained well, nothing stays the same including your newly-constructed house. With that said, a good rule of thumb after building or buying a home is to set aside a budget for future home repairs and maintenance.
Here’s how to keep up with some regular home maintenance tasks and when to seek a handyman.
Make it a habit to inspect the entire house month by month. Here are special items at home that require special attention:
Reserve each quarter of the year for testing some home features that are less likely (or rarely) used including:
You can expect more repairs in the years to come. Make sure to keep an eye on the following parts of the house to prevent wear and tear and costly repairs or worse, replacements.
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