How much does it cost to maintain a single family home?


Marilyn Fox   |   Member since 2005  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

According to US News and Freddie Mac, homebuyers should actually budget up to 4% of the property's value in annual maintenance costs. That's $12,000 for a $300,000 home. Or $1,000 per month. If you have a home worth $1M, expect maintenance to be as $1,000 to $3,333 per month.

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Sabrina Robe   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Hereof, what is considered home maintenance?

A good rule of thumb is to budget between one and three percent of your home's purchase price each year to cover typical homeowner maintenance. If you're considering renovation, or if your home is an older one, it's best to err on the side of caution and set aside three percent each year.

Likewise, what monthly costs are included in home ownership? This table shows your estimated monthly carrying costs for a $350, 000 home with a $300, 000 mortgage at 3.24% amortized over 25 years.Monthly Carrying Costs When Buying a Home .


Chris Webster   |   Member since 2009  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Keeping this in view, what bills do I need to consider when buying a house?

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Ronald Gardner   |   Member since 2015  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is a maintenance checklist?

A maintenance checklist is a document which contains a few items to be checked or reviewed for maintenance (e.g. vehicle, appliance, etc). It also points out the things which have been reviewed (usually marked) in order to avoid reviewing the same item more than once.


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How can I make my home maintenance free?

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What does it take to buy a house for the first time?

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How much is home maintenance a month?

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Why home maintenance is important?

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Where should I save money for a house?

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