By Janin Ayala
You know what they say, buying a home is the biggest purchase you will make in your life, but no one tells you what comes immediately after. Along with this big buy comes a bunch of other smaller items you will want to get as well, making the purchase of your new home more challenging than you think. Having a home budget for purchasing a home is one of the first things you may want to consider, but one of the things people forget about is creating a budget for the items that go inside that brand new house.
Most home buyers, especially those that are doing this for the first time don’t even think about the many other hurdles that await them. After weeks or maybe months of waiting for the escrow to close and finally getting the keys to your house, there is a new challenge waiting for you and the signing of piles of paperwork will seem like a piece of cake compared to what comes next.