Buying and Maintaining a Home: Planning Your Housing Budget
This worksheet is designed to help you identify the costs involved in buying and maintaining a home. It will also help you determine how your expenses might change once you move in. Some costs involved in buying a home, such as closing costs, happen once only, while others like mortgage payments and repairs are ongoing expenses of owning and maintaining a home. Take all of these costs into consideration and include them in your household budget so that you can handle them over the long run.