The cost of a home is made up of more than just the purchase price. Once you have picked a price range and decided on the type of mortgage you want, you will need to add up all of the costs of buying a house to determine what you can afford. This worksheet will help you do just that.
|Description of Cost||Cost|
|GST (if applicable)||$|
|Total Cost of Home (add the purchase price and GST if applicable)||$|
|Appraisal fee (if applicable)||$|
|Deposit (to be paid when you sign the Offer to Purchase)||$|
|Estoppel certificate fee (for condominium/strata unit)||$|
|Home inspection fee||$|
|Land registration fee||$|
|Legal fees and disbursements||$|
|Prepaid property taxes and/or utility bills adjustment||$|
|Survey or certificate of location cost||$|
|Total Up-Front Costs||$|
|Gardening and snowclearing equipment||$|
|Window treatments and decorative materials||$|
|Moving expenses and service hook-up fees||$|
|Renovations or repairs||$|
|Total Other Costs||$|
For more homebuying tips, visit CMHC's interactive Step by Step Guide at www.cmhc.ca. CMHC is Canada's largest provider of mortgage loan insurance, helping Canadians buy a home with a minimum down payment starting at 5%. Ask your mortgage professional about CMHC.
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