Becoming a new homeowner is a fun and exciting time for most, but many new owners make the mistake of not calculating less-obvious expenses, putting them in financial strain months down the road. Experts have listed a few expenses that all new homeowners should add into their budgets: Getting your locks changed- while this is not an colossal expense, it is still one that should be budgeted in your financial plan. Lawn maintenance can add up if you do not own your own lawn equipment. Interior upgrades such as paint and paint supplies. Experts also suggest budgeting for property taxes. More here