The good news is that the money you spend to keep your house in order is actually an investment. Just think about it: When you eventually sell your place, the better shape it is in, the better price you'll get. But the reality is that repairs can be expensive—and they often pop up when you're least prepared for them financially. Whether it's to fix your kitchen sink or replace your roof, you might be facing a $1,000 to $15,000 bill that you haven't budgeted for.
Home in on some smart ways to pay for repairs.