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    Default Home owners...

    How much do you spend on home related expenses?

    Mortgage obviously... then rates, water, home & contents insurance, maintenance?

    Am I forgetting anything?

    Obviously there are the usual living expenses (gas, electricity etc) but we already have them while renting.

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    I forgot to factor in maintenance. I just hadn't really thought about it before. So a few weeks after we moved in our gate just fell of and is completely ruined, had to be replaces, then the house didn't come with a heater, had to buy a new one, didn't come with a dishwasher- had to buy one. Has an asbestos shed - have to have it removed. Just things like that, the house electrics started going funny, it ended up being nothing - but it took an electrician 100 to tell me that. Just things like that. Usually I just ring up the real estate!

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    Mortgage is $1600 a month
    Rates is $2400 a year water is included.
    Home and contents is $300 a month
    I can't really put a price on maintenence. We paid it as needed. So far this year it had only been about $500 for an electrician.

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    Mortgage is $285 a week.
    Rates and water about $3000 a year.
    Maintenance is not as much as it should be, we just had to put in a new gas hot water system which was about $1800 I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    Mortgage is $1600 a month
    Rates is $2400 a year water is included.
    Home and contents is $300 a month
    I can't really put a price on maintenence. We paid it as needed. So far this year it had only been about $500 for an electrician.

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    About this for us too. So far we've spent $1700 on a new hot water system as well this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miados2007 View Post
    About this for us too. So far we've spent $1700 on a new hot water system as well this year.
    Or bill was a hot water system too! Just a busted element though. And he fixed a light for us too.

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    We put away $150 a fortnight for a 'house fund' and that covers about 90% of the costs

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    Wow Indigoj $300 a month is huge for home and contence insurance! We pay $55 a month for ours.

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    Yeah $300 is massive unless it is combined with car insurance as well?

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    We pay $250 for home and contents. I think QLD in in general have higher premiums?

    We do have $25,000 of itemised jewellery so that does bump ours up.


 

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