If you’re buying a home, it’s important to understand all the costs involved in completing the deal, in addition to the price you’re paying for your new home. Here’s an overview. Mortgage application Lenders may charge a mortgage application fee, which will vary depending on the lending institution. If you are borrowing part of your down payment through the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership Program, there will be … [Read more...] about Countdown to closing. What you can expect to pay beyond the purchase price.