The move itself will cost between $500 and $5000, depending on the amount of belongings and the distance.

Other costs include:

— a listing sales commission of 6 to 7 percent of the home sale price,

— up to $9000 getting your home ready to go on the market,

— new furniture, appliances and decorating in the new house at $1,000 to $10,000,

— miscellaneous fees and services amounting to 2 – 3% of home sale price, and

— an increase in property or real estate tax (every year; depending on increased home value and difference in tax rates).

Altogether, selling a $200,000 home and moving, will result in an actual cost to move of $15,000 to $50,000.