Home-Selling Can Come With $18,000-Plus Price Tag

Are you a homeowner listing your property for sale? Consider the expenses that are often overlooked by sellers: cleaning costs, moving costs, painting, staging… “Even in the hottest housing markets in the country, selling a home takes time and costs money,” says Jeremy Wacksman, CMO at Zillow, which assessed the costs that come with listing in […]

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This is how much it costs to sell a home in the US

In a housing market with steadily rising home prices, the real estate industry has become focused on how much it takes buyers to become owners — a total cost that includes the down payment, closing costs and commissions. But there’s one question that’s often forgotten: How much does it cost sellers to get their home off the market …

Don’t sugar coat it: Here are the hidden costs of homeownership

A home’s affordability goes way beyond the monthly mortgage — it includes insurance, maintenance, utilities, taxes and other unforeseen to-dos along the way. So, how do these extra costs impact a buyer’s ability to actually afford the home they’ve been eyeing? According to a joint study by Zillow and Thumbtack, the average U.S. homeowner will spend $9,080 on these expenses per year, which breaks down to an extra $757 per month on top of the mortgage …

Your first-time sellers might be surprised by $15K in hidden costs

In its latest study, Zillow turned the spotlight onto sellers and found that homeowners spend, on average, $15,190 in extra or hidden costs to sell their home — a reality that may blindside the 63 percent of today’s sellers who are putting their home …

Thumbtack trip calculator helps residents budget the move

One of the few things worse than moving is being asked by a friend to help them move. You can’t say no, at least not if you’re a true friend. But something you can do is recommend they try Thumbtack’s new trip calculator, so they can see how much they …

Yearly home expenses can bite owners

Homeowners on average pay more than $9,000 a year for hidden and home maintenance costs, with some markets saddling owners with $10,000 to more than $13,000 in expenses …