Mortgage costs

I always like to spend time with my clients going through the costs associated with the purchasing or a property in addition to the downpayment.
For this example I am going to use a purchase price of $400,000 with the minimum downpayment:

Downpayment:                              minimum 5%           $ 20,000
Balance of the purchase price:     maximum 95%        $380,000
Legal Fees and disbursements:                                   $1,200-$1,500
Title Insurance:                                                             $   249
Adjustments for property tax, fuel etc:                          $TBA
  • If the purchase is made before July 2 this will be a credit for the vendor's portion of the current year taxes which the purchaser will pay.
  • If the purchase is made after July 2 this will be a debit for the taxes paid up to the 31st of December.
Property purchase tax:  1% of the first $200,000 and 2%  ($6000) of the balance.

Home Insurance:                   $600-$800 per year
Appraisal Fee:                       $300-$500
Home Inspection Fee:           $450-$650
Interest Adjustment               $TBA
Depends on when the 1st payment is made, interest from closing date to the nearest interest period before the 1st payment.  (i.e. If payments are to be made on the 1st of the month, it would be the number of days from closing to the nearest 1st of the month and then the first payment would be the following 1st of the month.
Mortgage Broker Fee:           $TBA
In most cases this is not charged unless the broker is NOT being paid by the lender.
These are just estimates to assist the purchaser in calculating how much they require to purchase a home. It is suggested that the purchaser confirm these costs with his/her solicitor.
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Laurie Baird and Tracy Head are mortgage brokers with Verico Complete Mortgage Services. Together they have over 45 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

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