The Obvious, and Hidden, Costs of Buying a Home
No doubt buying a home these days is expensive. Particularly in some parts of the country such as Southern California.
Many of the costs are obvious, but some are expenses buyers don’t necessarily think about, or are somewhat hidden.
In this first article of 3, the focus is on the costs you may incur during the home search, as well as after you get an offer acceptance. Because some folks are backing out of deals, or having them fall apart (especially the short sales and foreclosures [REOs]), there may be fees you are paying even though you don’t end up with the home you want.
Visit my Real Estate Consumer Blog at Carlsbad Real Estate News for lots of information about the general area
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