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The real cost of common home repairs (& how to pay for them)

By Janet Schaaf of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 17: A home’s mechanical systems, exterior features and large appliances don’t last forever. Even with regular maintenance, sometimes an expensive-to-fix item will fail. So figuring out how to pay for emergency home repairs is something homeowners may want to think about before that emergency happens.From the roof to foundation, there are a lot of things in and on a home that might need to be repaired, and some of those things might be emergency home repairs at some point.Related: Pros and cons of buying a starter home

How Much Do Common Home Repairs Cost?

A home’s mechanical systems, exterior features and large appliances don’t last forever. Even with regular maintenance, sometimes an expensive-to-fix item will fail. So figuring out how to pay for emergency home repairs is something homeowners may want to think about before that emergency happens.

From the roof to foundation, there are a lot of things in and on a home that might need to be repaired, and some of those things might be emergency home repairs at some point.

Related: Pros and cons of buying a starter home

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