The costs of safety features for rental units are often lumped into a building's monthly fees. Homeowners, however, need to pay directly for their security. While you may at first be comfortable with the level of
security that your house has to offer, once you move in you might find yourself wanting to change the locks, add motion-sensor lights, or even install a monitoring or alarm system. Be sure to anticipate the costs of such safety improvements so you'll be prepared for the fees associated with peace of mind.