Additional Costs of Buying

Buying a home is likely to be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime. Home buyers should be aware that there are often hidden costs when buying a home. In addition to the actual purchase of your home, there are many one-time costs, as well as continuing costs that you will face as a home owner.

The largest cost will likely be your initial down payment. However, be aware that you may have to pay additional costs such as:

  • Legal Fees
  • Inspection Fees
  • Costs of arranging a mortgage
  • Applicable taxes
  • Property or Land Transfer Tax
  • Land Survey Fee
  • Moving Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Appraisal fee
  • Any necessary renovations or repairs

Once you are a homeowner, you will incur regular monthly expenses that may include some of the below costs:

  • Mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Property Taxes

Keep in mind that every individual’s total costs will be different. If you are thinking about buying a home, take the time to sit down and budget for your purchase, and remember to be aware that some of the above may affect your buying power.

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Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien

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CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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