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Buying a Home? Budget for These Expenses

There’s more to buying a home than your mortgage.

When planning for your purchase, be sure to budget for:

  • Homeowners insurance
  • Home maintenance
  • Property taxes, and
  • Utilities

When it comes to homeowners insurance, get quotes from more than one provider. This can help maximize savings.

Budgeting for home maintenance can be tricky, so, begin with the expenses you know you’ll have every year, like a furnace tune-up.

Remember that when budgeting for utilities, your costs can fluctuate from season to season, and

when it comes to property taxes, your real estate agent can be a helpful resource.

Ask them what your property taxes are, and how you can financially prepare for them.

Published with permission from RISMedia.

About Debbie Kirkland

Realtor Since 2002. Top 5% In Tallahassee, Florida. Member, 2012 President, Tallahassee Board of Realtors I love sharing information and photographs of the Tallahassee, FL area. I'm a native and know the area well and love finding homes for people in the area as well as being a resource by sharing what I love about my hometown! I want your real estate referrals as well ~ So check out my website, get to know Tallahassee or SEARCH for area homes, and contact me soon!


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