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These Seemingly Minor Expenses Wrecked Our Budget When We Bought a New Home

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These Seemingly Minor Expenses Wrecked Our Budget When We Bought a New Home

Image source: Getty Images It's no secret that buying a home is an expensive prospect. And when my husband and I went that route about 12 years ago, we made a pretty large down payment on a new construction home in an effort to keep our mortgage payments reasonable.