I read Money Sense Magazine occasionally. A while ago, I came across a post from Gail Vax-Oxlade, who hosts a show I (secretly) love to watch called Til Debt Do Us Part. She wrote this article to help home buyers figure out what they actually need to save in order to buy their home. Some examples beyond legal fees: tax adjustments, utility hookups, appraisal fees and interest adjustments. There are a lot of extra costs that go into buying a home that are important to remember so that you don’t have a very unpleasant surprise when you see the financial summary at your lawyer’s office. Keep them in mind and you’ll be prepared.