[INFOGRAPHIC] Top Spending Mistakes of New Homeowners

Hindsight is 20/20.

And foresight is often blinded by temptation. 

Many new homeowners spend money on luxurious improvements that, in the end, they would rather have just kept in a rainy day fund. For example, 75% of new homeowners will face a costly, unexpected emergency within the first year, according to HomeAdvisor

Homeowners can avoid these unhappy surprises by planning to spend around 1% of their home purchase price on home repairs (another wise gem from HomeAdvisor).

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