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Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Key Takeaways:

  • Closing costs are a part of every real estate sale
  • Many variables determine the price of closing costs
  • Ask your local real estate expert for specifics about closing costs

When buying or selling a home, it’s essential to understand what closing costs entail. Closing costs are expenses and fees that must be reconciled before the sale can be finalized. These costs typically include appraisal fees, survey fees, title costs, credit report fees, loan origination fees, underwriting costs, recording fees, and taxes. However, the specific costs may vary depending on your region and the terms of your contract. As your real estate professionals, we can provide you with a detailed breakdown of what will be included in your closing costs based on your specific situation.

How Much Are Closing Costs?

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The amount you’ll pay in closing costs can vary depending on factors such as the price of the home and the type of loan you’re using. On average, you can expect to pay around 2% to 5% of the purchase price of your new home. However, it’s important to note that there are options for assistance. You may be eligible for homebuyer assistance programs, closing costs, and down payment assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These programs can provide grants that do not need to be repaid or loans with manageable repayment plans. We can provide information about these programs and help you explore your options.

Who Pays Closing Costs?

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It’s important to note that closing costs are not solely the buyers’ responsibility. Sellers may also have their own costs, such as broker’s commissions, outstanding HOA fees, and property taxes. However, these costs can be negotiated, and we can guide you through determining who pays what in the final contract.

Learn More About Closing Costs

 

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As your real estate professionals, we’re here to make the home buying or selling process as smooth as possible. We can answer your questions, provide expert guidance, and ensure you understand all closing costs. If you’re ready to buy or sell a home or have any questions about closing costs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you achieve your real estate goals!

 

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus very good helpful report for everything need to know about closing costs.

Apr 15, 2023 02:04 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Apr 17, 2023 05:56 AM