Home Ownership Habits that Cost You Money

As my father says, “When you own a home, there is always something to do.” I might add that there is always something to spend money on too. In fact, when money is tight, it’s often home maintenance that suffers.

Most people have at least half their wealth tied up in their home. Some of the easiest home maintenance jobs can cost little to no money. Almost every dollar put into home maintenance will pay for itself in the long run. The reward is not only a well-maintained home, but a home that is worth a lot more when it comes time to sell.

Here are a few bad habits that all homeowners should nix:

Not cleaning your gutters: Do this at least two times a year – once in t


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