First Home Buyer Costs If you’re about to buy a first home or even upgrading, you need to get a grip on the costs, and there are plenty. As a rough rule of thumb allow about 5% on the purchase price to cover costs excluding any Lenders Mortgage Insurance. Here is a rough guide. Please check for actual costs in your local state or area. Conveyancer or Solicitor Conveyancing costs can vary across states and property values so you do need to ask this question of your local conveyancer. I always feel a good conveyancer/solicitor is worth paying a little extra for. A poor one can costRead More →