Buying a home is often seen as a major milestone in finances and in life. However, even after you buy a home, you might be surprised to discover that it’s not as affordable as you thought.
A 2018 study from Bank of the West found that 55% of all homeowners have regrets, and the No. 1 regret is that it’s too costly to maintain their home.
Following is what you need to know about several common but often overlooked homeowner costs before buying property — and how to keep them from breaking the bank after you become a homeowner.