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8 Home Costs That Take New Buyers by Surprise

Bob Vila Logo By Anja Sonnenberg of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 7: Adding your property taxes into your household budget is a must before you move in, but many home buyers fail to budget for yearly tax increases as well. Another important cost that's easy to forget? Any additions or improvements you make—like putting in a bathroom, building a deck, or renovating a kitchen—can also affect or increase your property tax. Related: 6 Tempting Upgrades That Smart Homeowners Avoid

Unanticipated Property Taxes

Adding your property taxes into your household budget is a must before you move in, but many home buyers fail to budget for yearly tax increases as well. Another important cost that's easy to forget? Any additions or improvements you make—like putting in a bathroom, building a deck, or renovating a kitchen—can also affect or increase your property tax.


Related: 6 Tempting Upgrades That Smart Homeowners Avoid

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