If you own a home, you know that extensive maintenance is often required. Maintenance can be preventative, to keep problems from occurring and repairs from becoming necessary. But in order to fully upkeep your home, such servicing to all aspects of it should be done on a regular basis. And if there is the need for any repairs, from gutter repairs to roofing repairs, they should be conducted quickly, before the problem can progress and worsen. When you buy a home, you must factor in the eventual costs of maintenance and repairs into your budget. It is estimated that for a home that was originally sold for around two hundred thousand dollars, the cost of maintenance and repairs over the course of one year will be around an additional two thousand dollars. As your home ages (or if you move into an older home), it is likely that this amount will increase.