Thursday, February 15, 2018

Unexpected Costs to Prepare For When Buying a Home

The purchase of a home is typically one of the biggest you will make in your life. As your trusted real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO, we help many people find a home to buy in the area. While there are many expenses that are expected when purchasing a home - down payment and mortgage payment, but it's important to calculate all of the potential expenses that may come your way as you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Take a look below to learn what cost you can start preparing for.


Closing Costs

The cost to close on a home can be the responsibility of the seller, buyer, or a combination of the two. As you make negotiations on a home, consider these costs into the total amount you are prepared to spend. When it comes time to sign the paperwork and officially purchase the home, your closings costs will be due. You can often times get the cost of closing wrapped into your total loan amount - increasing your monthly mortgage payment a bit.

Major Purchases

Appliances are a big purchase for a new homeowner. If the home you are buying does not come with appliances or you wish to purchase new, this expense can add up quickly. Another big purchase for a new home is furniture. If you are a first-time buyer, you may not have much furniture to fill your new space. It can be helpful to find used furniture if you have a tight budget.

Home Repairs

Before you move in, it can be convenient to make repairs or changes to your space. Whether some upgrades need to be made before you move in or you wish to paint the walls before your stuff is inside, it's best to do these tasks before you move. This means the costs to complete these repairs will be required as soon as make your purchase. Try to plan ahead for tasks you wish to do before you move in so you can financially prepare for this expense.

Moving Expenses

No matter how you decide to move, there is expense involved. If you hire a moving company to transfer your belongings, payment will be needed. If you decide to recruit friends and family to help move your items, you typically will provide food or beverages for them. The expense of gas and/or renting a moving truck can add to the costs associated with moving to a new home.

You are now prepared to take on the home buying process with confidence! It's important to know about all of the potential costs that may be coming your way as you buy a home. Buying a home is a major purchase and you should know exactly what expenses can be expected in order to fully prepare for your big purchase. If you are ready to take the plunge into buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are here for you. Eagles Nest Realty looks forward to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family!

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