Owning a home goes far beyond signing the legal documents and making a monthly mortgage payment. Maintaining a home’s integrity takes a great deal of time and money. Even more, the ability to repair problems on your own is not inherent. This process can take time and a great deal of money, especially if you need to hire professionals to fix your home when the inevitable problem occurs. To save money and be prepared for both everyday and emergency fixes, we wondered what a new homeowner can do to be better equipped and more educated.
Below, we’ve awarded the comments we found most valuable. Check back later in the week to see what other advice we have for the most useful tools and skills for every new homeowner.