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What Are The Ongoing Expenses Associated With Home Ownership?
Determining a home buying budget
There’s more than the mortgage amount to consider when looking at the costs of buying and owning a home. When planning a home buying budget, take into consideration the following costs:
Typical housing costs
Mortgage (principal & interest): Try our Mortgage Payment Calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payment amounts.
Property tax: Search real estate listings in your desired neighbourhood. They typically include the annual property tax.
Property insurance: Ask friends and family with similar dwellings in your desired location for a ballpark figure.
Heating/hydro/water: These rates can vary significantly depending on a number of factors. Try to obtain estimates from friends or family in similar dwellings.
Maintenance/Repair: Ensure to budget for ongoing maintenance and repairs. In addition, with a condominium, real estate listings can help you estimate condominium fees.