Just bought your own house? Congrats on this exciting step in adulthood and major milestone! But lest you you think that you’ve got your sums all worked out, you need to remember that there are bound to be unexpected costs that can eat away a large chunk out of your savings account.
Not sure what these costs might be? Not to worry. As with many things in life, you’ll be OK as long as you make enough preparations in advance. Here are five most common costs of home ownership that you may not expect, and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Text: Chip Chen
Additional text: Zoe Zeng