Home Ownership Costs In Winnipeg

Look at home ownership costs beyond the mortgage payments!

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How much does it cost to own a home in ?

Aside from the mortgage payment, how much does it actually cost to own a home in Winnipeg? What are all the costs involved in buying a home?

Home Ownership Costs In Winnipeg

Property Taxes

Depending on your area, value of the home, lot size and about 20 other factors, Property Taxes in Winnipeg can vary from about $1500 a year to tens of thousands a year. ย This is also considered one of the major home owning costs. ย Your ‘average’ home owner however should budget for between $200 and $300 per month. ย That latter would cover a home with a GROSS property tax of $4,300 a year, (minus the current Homeowners Tax Assistance of $700)

In a house, the owner needs to protect the entire building (and any outbuildings) from a variety of perils. ย Again depending on the value of those buildings, the insurance will vary, but as a general point of reference, owners should budget between $75 and $100 per month. ย In a high-rise condo, this will be significantly lowerย cost to own a home.

Heating & Electricity

Combined, the owner should budget for between $120 to $220 a month, approximately. ย Much depends on the size of the home and family, as well as the quality of the home’s insulation.

Water & Sewer

On average, you should expect bet. $50-$80 per month, again depending on usage. ย Have a large pie-lot that needs watering? ย Got 3 teenage boys that take lots of hot showers? ย Or are you an empty nester with very few watering needs? ย All these things affect your water bill as a home owner. ย This is another category which is normally covered by the condo fees, so condo owners already pay for this service.

Emergency Fund

Unless your home is brand new and everything is still under warranty, a home owner is well advised to set aside a small emergency fund. ย In a condo, this is usually included and called a ‘Reserve Fund’. ย If you are , this should be calculated as one of the potential cost to own a home in Winnipeg.

What other cost to own a home are there?

Furniture and appliances, lawn maintenance, life insurance and other incidentals should be on your budget lists.

I hope that this does not discourage you from buying a home, as there are many benefits to home ownership that far outweigh the costs.Home Ownership Costs In Winnipeg

 

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Very helpful. I appreciate knowing the true cost of home ownership.

AugustOo Khalifa
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Thank you….. even with these costs, owning the home is the best

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Absolutely agree….. owning a home is better than renting