I have my downpayment saved. What are the other costs I need to know about?

Are you ready to buy a home? Make sure to budget for upfront purchase costs to avoid any surprises!

During the underwriting process:

  • Appraisal fee (approx. $500)
  • Home inspection (approx. $500

At the lawyer’s office:

  • Closing costs (approx. 1.5% of your mortgage or purchase price): land transfer tax, title insurance, legal fees and disbursements
  • Prepaid property taxes and utilities

After closing:

  • Moving expenses
  • Renovations and/or repairs
  • Home insurance
  • Mortgage or term life insurance