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Old 09-22-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I’m talking maintenance, things breaking, etc. Not home payments and taxes.
I've owned this 34 YO house for 4 years. I knew when I bought it that some things would need to be done fairly soon, including the roof and at least a couple of window replacements.

FIRST year: about $900 for landscape care. (I chose to pay someone else). $75 for paint...did the work myself. $150 appliance repair.

SECOND year: After going through a full winter and observing which windows routinely fogged/condensed each winter, spent $2100 to replace them. About $900 for landscape care.

THIRD year: $1200 chasing down a recurring leak in the 34 YO roof during specific types of storms. Finally bit the bullet and replaced it for $14,000. About $900 for landscape care.

THIS year: $350 for pumping septic tank. $195 minor plumbing repair. $230 boiler maintenance. About $900 for landscape care.

Its going to vary even if you can budget and schedule some of it ahead of time. Things happen.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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$175 Boiler tuneup, cleaning

Things I did myself instead of sitting on the couch watching tv:
$8 Driveway crack sealer
$0 Paint some trim that needed touch up outsite (already had paint)
$5 Toiler flapper
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Over the last 2 years if I don’t include things I didn’t need like outdoor lighting, maybe $1500, 6 furnace filters and two years Home warranty plan.
Next year I’ll have to replace a window that has a rotting frame.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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This spring, 140 dollars replacing the radon fan. 100 dollars replacing the fridge compressor fan, 35 dollars on the washing machine spin doohickey, a few CFL light bulbs gave up, and 40 dollars replacing the AC fan capacitor (on the hottest day of the year). Good thing I am a do-it-yourselfer.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:52 PM
 
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Tree service for my 100 yr old Italian stone pines, that are about 100 ft tall. For one. ($4,000) Then, replace 16 year old Maytag washer. Replace windows and repair stucco, on 29 yr old guest cottage. ($3,600) Hopefully, my John Deere riding mower will go another yr or so.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Berteau, if you're looking for some kind of estimate of what you may be facing if you buy, this isn't going to help you at all.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Purchased flowers and grass seed, maybe $100 in total throughout the summer.

Was going to get a bunch of things done on the house by a handyman, my neighbor's ex-boyfriend, but he had a stroke at 49 years old before I confirmed the work/dates. He is now disabled and will never do physical work again, according to my neighbor, who spies on him on Facebook. Finding a good handyman is very difficult, so nothing will get done until next year.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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This year (2019) it's been very little. About $400 in new window coverings, and then last Saturday I spent $30 at Costco for 3 sets of two LED conversion kits for the recessed can lights in the kitchen. Now 2018 was another matter, with a roof ($21,000) and all new triple-pane windows ($15,000.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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in the last 365 days: ~$11,000.
new roof, tree removal, new deck.
next up: siding.
next year: HVAC.
34 year old house.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Buying the darn thing.
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