For first homebuyers in particular, it’s easy to overlook some of the associated costs of buying a property. While most people have heard of stamp duty, there are a number of other costs that need to be taken into account when purchasing a home.
Besides the unavoidable cost of stamp duty, buyers need to budget for many, if not all, of the following:
- conveyancing and legal fees
- building and pest inspections
- mortgage registration fees
- building and contents insurance
- valuation fees
- loan establishment fees
- buyer’s agent / buyer’s advocate fee
This isn’t a comprehensive list and buyers should always set aside adequate time to thoroughly review their individual circumstances. Of course, don’t forget to factor in the cost of moving house!
A diligent buyer always plans well and looks at the details before purchasing. There are plenty of good resources available to assist you when budgeting for a property. As a starting point, check out the Planning to Buy a Property page on the website of Consumer Affairs Victoria.
At Chamberlain Property Advocates, we work with our clients to smooth the process of buying a home, ensuring that they are well-informed about the associated costs when acquiring property.
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