Closing Costs for Residential Real Estate Transactions
Every home sale incurs fixed costs. Sellers and buyers almost always split these costs, as specified in the real estate sales contract.
Many of the costs associated with buying a house are associated with getting a loan. Since Mario Vega has extensive experience with mortgages and closings, we can help you understand your closing costs.
The Loan Estimate (LE)
Buyers get a "Loan Estimate" of closing costs around the time the loan application is submitted to the lender. The closing costs spelled out in the Loan Estimate are estimated based on our experience with mortgage loans, but costs usually vary a little bit between delivery of the Loan Estimate (LE) and closing. We will be glad to review the "Loan Estimate," answering questions and pointing out costs that can vary a little bit at closing.
Below you'll find a fairly general list of costs for buying residential real estate. We will always provide a specific list of your closing costs when we give you a Loan Estimate.
Standard Closing Costs
- Escrow Account
- Various Taxes
- Costs related to "originating" your loan
- Points — lower your mortgage interest rate (optional)
- Appraisal Fee
- Pulling Your Credit Report
- Interest Payment
- Transfer Taxes & Recording Fees
- Title Insurance
- Flood / Earthquake Insurance if applicable
- Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
At Mario Vega, we answer questions about closing costs every day. Give us a call at 877-310-6200.
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