Owning a Home

Being a homeowner is a full time job.

As a homeowner, you can expect to pay for much more than just mortgage payments, taxes, and insurance.

Budget for the unexpected.

Homeownership is an adventure that often brings surprise expenses. Having a savings plan in place to ensure you have money available to cover costs can be a major stress saver. You never know when an appliance may breakdown, a professional service will be needed, or when weather may take a serious toll on the outside of your home.

Invest in money-saving features.

Buying a programmable thermostat, installing new windows, or using energy-efficient lightbulbs may be a big expense at the time, but these are a few ways that you can save long-term.

Ensure your home can meet future buyer demands.

If your current residence is not your forever home, it’s important to keep up with routine maintenance and cosmetic upgrades so that when the time comes to put the house on the market, it will be in a condition that makes it appealing to prospective buyers. A Home Equity Loan or Home Equity Line of Credit can be affordable ways to get the funds needed to cover these types of expenses.