So Now You Own a Home. Do You Know How to Maintain it?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/realestate/so-now-you-own-a-home-do-you-know-how-to-maintain-it.html

Home maintenance classes can help you save money and be smarter about what needs to be done to keep your new home in shape.

After the heady early days of homeownership wear off, first-time buyers often quickly realize that they lack even the most basic skills needed to take care of their new home.

For New Yorkers accustomed to calling the super for every repair, using a drill to hang drapes or an Allen wrench to fix a leaky faucet can be nearly as daunting as the idea of performing brain surgery.

You can get all the inspiration you need from do-it-yourself shows and videos, but what if you don’t know how to properly hammer a nail and don’t even own the right tools?

This is where home repair classes can help, giving uninitiated homeowners hands-on training. Courses cover a range of skills, from basic home maintenance to more elaborate tasks like tiling a bathroom, installing locks and repairing or replacing drywall.

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