Avoid These Expensive Homeownership Mistakes

Making these missteps can cost you.red home on stack of coins

As a homeowner, there is a lot of responsibility resting on your shoulders.  Unfortunately, many homeowners make small mistakes that end up costing them down the line.  To ensure that you do not fall into the same trap, here are some of the costly mistakes to watch out for.

  • Failing to Check Up on Your Home

Just because you live in a home does not mean that you know everything about it.  Oftentimes homeowners miss serious issues that are right in front of their noses and only notice them when they become glaring and extremely expensive to deal with.  This is why you need to conduct a thorough inspection of your entire home on a regular basis.  From your attic to your garage to the small crawl spaces throughout your home, make sure you look everything over and check for potential issues.

  • Skipping Out on a Home Warranty

Many homeowners have insurance, but they don’t get a home warranty at the same time.  A home warranty is a service contract that covers the repair or replacement of certain home systems of appliances that may fail due to age, wear and tear, or some other type of internal malfunction.  Oftentimes, home warranties provide coverage for your home’s HVAC, electrical system, plumbing, kitchen appliances, and washer and dryer.  If you don’t have a home warranty, then you will have to pay for broken-down appliances and home systems on your own.

These are some of the costly mistakes that new homeowners should avoid.  Do you have additional questions about your home insurance?  If so, then contact the experts at Miller Carlisle Insurance Services.  We are ready to assist you with all your coverage needs today.