Typical Expenses

There are many costs that homebuyers incur, especially upon purchasing your first home that you should expect to pay. Some of the expenses related to buying a home are one-time costs, while others are continuing costs.
 
Your largest cost at the beginning is your down payment. As a first time buyer, this would likely represent only 5 - 10% of the purchase price. However, you should be prepared to pay for additional costs, such as:
 
  • Legal Fees & Disbursements
  • HST  (if applicable)
  • Property or Land Transfer Tax (PTT)
  • Adjustments (reimbursed to the vendor)
  • Interest
  • Property Taxes
  • Utility Payments
  • Strata or Condominium Fees
  • Estoppel certificate fee
  • Survey Fee
  • Home Inspection Fee
  • Water quality and quantity certificate
  • Appraisal Fee
  • Mortgage broker's fee (if applicable)
  • Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium (if only 5% down)
  • Mortgage Loan Insurance Application Fee (if only 5% down)
  • Moving Expenses
  • Renovations and repairs
  • Furniture, paint, carpeting, window coverings, etc.
  • Service and Utility Hook-up Fees
  • Property/Condominium Insurance
  • Mortgage Application Fee
  • Deed and/or Mortgage Registration Fee
Additionally, once you have purchased your home, you will incur regular expenses on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. Some of these costs may include:
 
  • Mortgage Payment
  • Water and/or Sewer Payments
  • Electricity and Gas Services
  • Cable and Telephone Services
  • Property Taxes
  • Strata or Condo Fees
  • Repair/maintenance Expenses
  • Homeowner's Insurance

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1428 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

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