Bought a House? Don’t Forget About These New Expenses

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There’s a reason a house is called a “money pit.” They are really expensive. If you’ve recently bought a house (or are planning to buy one in the near future), then you should be aware of the many expenses you’ll incur as a homeowner. Many of them are new, that you didn’t have to contend with when renting an apartment or living with your parents. Houses come with a litany of extra expenses. It can be a shock to first time owners who are unprepared for the financial responsibilities that go beyond the expected mortgage payments. Here are all costs that come with owning a house, both obvious and not-so-obvious.

Devon Taylor

Devon Taylor

Devon is a Canadian-based writer and a father of three young children. He's simultaneously trying to build college funds and plan for an eventual retirement. He's been in online publishing since 2013 and has a degree from the University of Guelph. In his free time, he loves fanatically following the Blue Jays and Toronto FC, camping with his family, and playing video games