When you are considering entering the property market, it is important that you take a wide angled view of your situation and your purchase, so you are not blindsided by the real costs of buying a home. It is easy to focus on saving for your deposit and searching the papers and internet for your dream home, however, in between your searches and your moving day actually arriving, there are a lot of other costs and fees to consider too.
Start Adding Up Your Costs
Every financial situation and house purchase is different, so here is a guide of the fees and costs you should expect in buying a home, and what they average at. However, to make your own calculations alongside our list you will need to clarify your variables, such as:
* House price.
* House value.
* Deposit amount.
* Loan term.
* Fixed or adjustable interest rate.
* Loan interest rate.
This is because many of the costs associated with buying a home and getting a home loan are dependent on the loan amount and your situation. For example lenders mortgage insurance is calculated as a percentage of your loan amount, and the interest rate you are charged can be calculated based on your financial situation all your credit rating. So, following are some figures to give you an example of the real costs involved in owning a property.