8 Items Buyers Need To Add To Their Budgets

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8 Items Buyers Need to Add to Their Budgets

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017


Buying a home is much more than just paying a mortgage bill. Once you factor in association fees, property taxes, utility bills, and home maintenance, owners are often facing a much steeper price that is hundreds of dollars more.


Help your buyers get an accurate estimate of how much ownership will truly cost them. Here are a few of the common expenses they’ll want to add to their budget, along with estimations of costs (note: costs can vary dramatically from region to region; prices listed are based on national averages):



  1.  Closing costs: Add in an estimated 2% to 5% of home price.

  2.  Homeowners insurance: Add $1,100-plus per year.

  3.  Homeowners association fees: Add $10 to $575 per month.

  4.  Property taxes: Add $1,000-plus per $100,000 per year.

  5.  Home maintenance and repairs: Add several hundred to several thousand dollars.

  6.  Home furnishings: Add several hundred to several thousand dollars.

  7.  Lawn care and outdoor maintenance: Add $100 to $200 per month.

  8.  Utility bills: Add $180-plus per month.

Source: “From Closing Costs to Association Dues: The True Price Tag of a New Home,” AOL Real Estate (Jan. 25, 2017)

Source: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/01/31/8-items-buyers-need-add-their-budgets


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