Additional Expenses to Consider When Purchasing A Home

Additional Expenses to Consider When Purchasing A Home

While owning a home can be a dream come true for so many people, it is crucial to understand the financial implications before starting the mortgage process. While a mortgage is the most significant expense, numerous additional costs must be factored in to ensure a smooth and informed buying journey.

Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.


Additional Expenses To Consider


  • Deposit: This substantial upfront payment typically ranges from 5% to 20% of the property’s value.
  • Stamp duty: This Government tax is levied on property purchases in England and Wales. The current rates vary depending on the purchase price and whether you are a first time buyer.
  • Legal fees: Solicitor fees cover legal checks, conveyancing, and other legal aspects of the transaction.
  • Removal costs: Moving house involves logistics and potential costs for hiring removal companies, packing materials, and even temporary storage if needed.

The housing market in East Anglia offers a diverse range of properties, from charming coastal cottages to spacious estates. However, property prices can vary considerably depending on location, amenities and property type. Ensure to conduct thorough research to understand the market trends and price ranges in your desired area.

Buying your first home is an exciting step towards achieving your property ownership goals. By carefully considering the various costs involved, familiarising yourself with the local housing market, and exploring potential financial options, you can make informed decisions and embark on a successful homeownership journey.

Remember, this is just a starting point and it is always advisable to consult a financial or mortgage adviser for personalised guidance tailored towards your specific circumstances. For more information on these services, get in touch with Mr Mortgage Adviser today.