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How Much Owning a Home Will ACTUALLY Cost You (Ep. 225)

A while back we did an episode about the research needed to buy a new home after we realized we both wanted houses at some point.

This week, we’re continuing that topic by going into the actual cost of buying a home. The mortgage may be the first thing you think of, but it turns out there’s a bit more involved.

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  • 0:04:40 – Determining the cost of a house and its monthly mortgage payments
  • 0:25:15 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:19 – Sponsor: Todoist (Managing your tasks)
  • 0:29:49 – Dealing with PMI (private mortgage insurance)
  • 0:38:05 – Property taxes, homeowners insurance, monthly repair costs and maintenance
  • 0:47:39 – Recap and conclusion

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