Home Maintenance Costs: Year 1

As I wrote in my previous post our move in date to our newly renovated home was October, 27, 2012. This means that we have now lived a full year in our home.  I had always heard from other homeowners that you should keep a home maintenance budget equal to 1% of the purchase price of the home. Based on this belief we should have $2,090 in our budget to cover home maintenance costs for the year.  This post will outline how much we actually spent this year. Home Maintenance Issues The first item to die was the water heater. … Continue reading