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Everyone knows that moving to a new home or apartment is an aggravating, tedious chore, but once you have a family, moving can become a truly daunting task. Obviously, there is a lot to be excited about with any move – more space in a new neighborhood, a new job or just a change of scenery. For young children, however, it can be a serious disruption.
Buying your first house and moving out on your own can be an exciting (and expensive) experience. In addition to the down payment — which you should consider paying at least 20 percent of the sales price or appraised value of the home — you'll need to set a lofty stack of cash aside for closing costs, which can run into hundreds or thousands of dollars.