Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but may be overwhelming for some. There are a lot of things to consider such as what community you would like to live in, how many square feet would be ideal, and most importantly, what you can afford. Many first time buyers consider the obvious costs, such as how much they will need for a down payment and the actual price of the home. However, you may run into some costs associated with buying a new home that you hadn't considered. To minimize any surprises you may encounter, we have provided some examples of potential costs for you to consider when you start looking for your first home.