The Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home: What You Need to Know

The Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home: What You Need to Know

With mortgage rates expected to drop, many homeowners are considering selling. Before you put your home on the market, be aware of these hidden costs:

Hidden Costs Breakdown

  • Lawyer Fees: $500 to $2,000 for handling property transfer and mortgage discharge.
  • Real Estate Agent Fees: Up to 6% of the final sale price.
  • Mortgage Penalties:
    • Discharge Fees: $0 to $400.
    • Prepayment Penalty: About three months’ worth of interest.
  • Home Staging/Photography: A few hundred to thousands of dollars for making your property appealing.
  • Maintenance & Repairs: Varies based on the property’s condition.
  • Moving Costs: Several thousand dollars for movers, truck rental, boxes, and cleaning.
  • Home Inspection Report: Identifies necessary repairs or adjustments.

Market Roller Coaster

The Canadian real estate market has been volatile. From pandemic highs to recent corrections, expect hidden costs. Plan for an additional 5-7% on top of the 20% down payment to cover these expenses.

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