Other Costs

Depending on your situation, you may have some other initial expenses to consider:

Moving Expenses

Whether you’ll be hiring a moving company, or renting a truck and asking friends for help, there are likely to be moving expenses.

Renovations or Repairs

Can renovations, or repairs, be delayed, or are some necessary to do immediately?

Condominium Fees

Do you have to make the initial payment for these monthly fees?

Service Connection Fees

Telephone, gas, electricity, cable TV, satellite TV, Internet, and so on, may charge service connection fees. Some utilities may ask you to pay a deposit.

Appliances

Does your new home come with appliances? Do you already have your own?
Window treatments

Do blinds, or curtains come with the house?

Decorating Materials

Do you want to re-paint or apply wallpaper? Do the floors need to be refinished or re-carpeted? Do you have all the tools you need for redecorating?

Hand Tools

Do you have the basic hand tools you’ll need for your new home?