4 – Appraisal
Your lender may require an appraisal of the property to determine its market value.
The cost of an appraisal can range from $300 to $500.
5 – Mortgage Default Insurance
If you are putting less than 20% down payment on the property, you will need to purchase mortgage default insurance, also known as CMHC insurance, to protect your lender in case you default on your mortgage payments.
The cost of the insurance will depend on the size of your down payment and the value of the property.
6 – Prepaid Expenses
You may need to pay for certain expenses in advance, such as property taxes, strata fees, and utility bills.
These expenses can vary depending on the property and the time of year.
7 – Moving Fees
You will need to pay for the costs of moving your belongings to your new home.
The cost of moving can vary depending on the distance you are moving, the amount of belongings you have, and the type of moving services you require.
Conclusions and Further Thoughts
It’s important to note that these are just some of the most common closing costs associated with purchasing a home in British Columbia, and there may be additional costs depending on your specific situation.
It’s always a good idea to consult with a professional mortgage broker to get a better idea of the closing costs you can expect to pay.
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