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    What are Closing Cost?

    Closing costs are fees associated at the closing of a real estate transaction when the title of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. Closing costs typically range from 2-5% of the purchase price and are incurred by both parties. Here are some common closing costs:

    • A fee for running your credit report.
    • A loan origination fee, which lenders charge for processing the loan paperwork for you.
    • Attorney’s fees.
    • Discount points, which are fees you pay in exchange for a lower interest rate.
    • Survey fee, which covers the cost of verifying property lines.
    • Title search fees, which pay for a background check on the title to make sure there aren’t things such as unpaid mortgages or liens on the property.
    • Title insurance, which protects the buyer and lender in case the title isn’t clean.
    • Escrow deposit, which pays a couple months’ property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and private mortgage insurance (PMI).
    • Prorations for your share of homeowner’s association fees.
    • Recording fee, which is paid to the county in exchange for recording the new land records.

    Lenders are required by law to give you a Loan Estimate, which will include what the closing costs on your home should be. At least three business days before closing, the lender will give you a Closing Disclosure statement, which outlines exact closing fees. This Closing Disclosure statement must be signed by the buyer the same day it is issued to avoid a delay in closing.

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