You will pay a monthly cost for real property tax and homeowner’s insurance. You will also be responsible for paying your monthly utilities. These may consist of water, sewer, trash removal, yard waste, electricity and natural gas. If your utilities previously have been covered in your rent, this may be new for you. Your agent can help get information from the seller on how much utilities normally cost for the home, keeping in mind that usage requirements differ from family to family. In addition, you may have homeowner association or condo dues.