When you're trying to save money, it's easy to cut corners when it comes to home maintenance, but a little fixing up around the house can actually be an important money-saving tool.
"When you're on a tight budget, the mentality tends to be, ‘Why fix it if it's not broken?'" said Polyana da Costa, a senior mortgage analyst for Bankrate.com. "But instead, it should be, ‘Let's take care of it now before it becomes an issue.'"
You can find our list of the most important house maintenance you can do now - to save you big repair bills in the long run.
Tune in tonight for our special report on how to improve your home without breaking the bank.