Closing Costs...What Are They, and What Are They For?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE# 01437147

I’ve been a REALTOR® in the Central Valley for over eight years now, and I’ve sold a lot of homes in my career.   I have been able to work with many amazing people that are both buying and selling homes in Lodi, Stockton, and surrounding areas.  As you would expect I get asked a LOT of questions about all aspects of real estate and what’s involved with buying or selling a home, but one of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “What are closing costs?”

I thought about writing a long, detailed blog explaining all of the ins & outs of closing costs, what they are and why do you have to pay them, but then I came across this short video explaining everything about them and where the money goes, and I thought I’d let it do all the talking for me.

If after watching you still have questions, then make sure you contact me to get those questions answered.  I feel that if you’re looking to buy or sell a home here in the Lodi / Stockton areas, then the more informed you are the better decisions you’ll make and you’ll be much happier with the outcome.  If my clients are happy, then I’m happy.  ;-)

So I figured I’d let this visual explanation do all the work in a more simplified manner and it should make most, if not all, clear.

Comments (3)

Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Randy, actually what you have written is a POST and not a BLOG.  So many people get that confused.

Closing costs so often get both buyers and sellers confused... but much more often buyers have a problem understanding.  Sometimes I think shorter explanations are so much better than longer ones.  It's the old KISS idea...

Now... for the video.  It is excellent.  Very well done... kind of on the Goldilocks principle.  Not too little, not too much... just right.

Jun 24, 2013 03:02 PM
Randy Elliott
RE/MAX Gold - Lodi, CA
REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA

Thank you for commenting, Karen.  I'm curious as to why I had to click on either "Write a Blog" or "New Blog Entry" before I could write what I did. ??  Perhaps you have written a POST that I could read explaining why AR has it like that?  I would really appreciate the insight.  Thanks again!

Jun 25, 2013 07:13 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Randy:  Actually, Active Rain has made a mistake up at the top of the page where they have said "Write a Blog."  They should have written "Write a Post."  Active Rain changed the look of that page a few weeks ago, and missed that.

Each entry or article you write is called a "post."  And each of these "posts" are all added together and are called your "blog."  It's like an entry into a diary, or like an individual article written in a journal.

Interestingly enough, here is a link to a post that Debbie Laity wrote tonight on this very subject.  Sometimes You Have to Slap Me in the Face.  Give Debbie's post a read for more info.

Jun 25, 2013 07:25 PM

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