You did it, lady. You bought your first house and it's yours and you can do whatever you want with it! Well...not so fast. Here, eight things that first-time homeowners often don't realize before it's too late.
That you might need to make improvements stat. Here's why.
And that those improvements could require some permits. Here's why.
But that other improvements could save you money. Here's why.
That your neighbors might not be as jazzed about your 4th-floor addition as you are. Here's why.
That you have to follow trash laws. Here's why.
That lawns require attention during every season. Here's why.
That you might be liable for stuff that doesn't seem like your problem. Here's why.
That you don't have to do everything at once. Here's why.