In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader is trying to figure out just how much time home owners spend on maintenance and upkeep.
"My husband and I are in the market for a two-bedroom condo and are weighing the pros and cons of new construction versus old. We like the look and charm of older units, but the ready-to-go condition of a new unit is appealing. We don't want to spend our limited free time replacing HVAC systems, changing out appliances and communicating with contractors. We are also thinking of renting out the condo in a couple years, making it that much more important to get a place that doesn't need constant upkeep. But, we are willing to spend some time on it -- we really just have no idea how many hours people spend on upkeep of older homes. Five hours a month is very different than 30.
So our question to UrbanTurf readers is: How much time, on average, do you spend fixing and maintaining your home every month?
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/urbanturf_reader_asks_how_much_time_do_home_repairs_eat_up/5616
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