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Selling a home can give rise to many expenses

On Behalf of | May 9, 2016 | Real Estate Transactions

Whatever a home seller’s particular goals may be, what happens during the home selling process can have significant ramifications regarding their ability to achieve these goals. One thing that can have such impacts is what costs arise in relation to selling the home.

Some of the expenses related to selling a home are well-known, while others are more under-the-radar. Today’s post will be focused on costs in the latter category.

Some hidden home selling costs can come up in connection to houses in all different parts of the country. One such type are costs related to home staging. For some houses, home staging can be an important part of making the house attractive to buyers. How much home staging costs are can vary based on a range of different factors.

Other home selling costs that can sneak up on a seller are ones specific to the state/locality the home they are selling is in. Different jurisdictions have different requirements regarding what has to happen in a home sale. These requirements can vary in what sorts of costs are associated with them. Also, states differ in what taxes a home seller could be subject to in connection to the sale of a home. For example, some states put taxes on real estate transfers. Texas currently does not have a state real estate transfer tax in place.

So, many things, including where their home is located, can impact what sorts of hidden costs could arise for someone in connection to efforts to sell their home. When selling a home, it can be important for a person to be aware of what kinds of costs could come up in connection to the sale.

This is not the only thing it can be crucial for a seller to be properly informed about when selling their home. Others include the legal matters related to the home sale. Missteps when it comes to such matters can have significant repercussions for a home seller. What sorts of legal issues can come up in connection to a real estate transaction is another thing that can depend on what state a home is located in. Experienced Texas real estate attorneys can provide individuals trying to sell a home in the state with guidance and information on legal issues related to Texas home sales.

Source: San Antonio Express-News, “4 Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home,” Maurie Backman, April 17, 2016