The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.
Here she shares a tip on Avoiding Unexpected Maintenance Costs:
One aspect of home ownership that sometimes gets overlooked when buying a home is the cost of maintenance and repair. Experts estimate that homeowners spend approx 1-4% of their home’s value on maintenance and repair every year. For a home that’s worth $400,000, that’s $4000-16,000 on average per year.
Unexpected maintenance issues usually seem to appear when you’re least prepared for them. Have a plan and budget in place to help cover those costs that will arise not only in the immediate but in the future as well (that roof isn’t going to last forever).
Some maintenance costs that you may not have thought about include lawn care/equipment, add on’s like a deck, shed, etc, furnace upkeep, pest control, kid wear and tear, and don’t forget about Murphy’s Law.
Owning a home might sound scary but it’s my job to make sure that you are aware of what you are ‘getting yourself into’. As long as you are prepared, your transition to home ownership in Saskatoon will be a smooth one.
Kari Calder Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion
Kari Calder is one Saskatoon's top Century 21 Fusion real estate agents. Kari can assist with all of your Saskatoon buying and selling real estate needs and she is a TRUSTED SASKATOON REALTOR