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Abel Jasso, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX

i am a soon to be first time buyer but i just would like to know aout how much a year is it to live in a 1000 to 1500sqft home be in dallas tx

Asked by Abel Jasso, Dallas, TX Thu Aug 2, 2012

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Hi Abel,

You basically want to consider several fixed and variable costs (many of which you can shop around for, some of which you cannot.)

Property Taxes - annual cost that varies by county and school district

Homeowners Insurance - varies by company and level of coverage - shop around. You can usually pay month or one annual payment.

Maintenance - nothing helps to minimize your long term costs and preserve property value than routine property maintenance. Annual A/C check-up, air Filters every 4 months, annual termite inspection, annual water heater service, etc - costs vary

Home warranty - I recommend them, other don't - shop around and compare coverage and prices.

One factor that you didn't mention was the age of this 1000-1500 sq foot home...the older, the more repairs are likely in the course of a year, but again, maintenance is key.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Somewhere between $1000 and $3000.
But that doesn't help, does it?

It sounds like you are just starting out, and floundering:
Please consult with a Realtor to guide you; it costs you nothing.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 3, 2012
thank you very much im guessing those numbers are for a months price but it does help
Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012
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