When purchasing a home, there are a variety of costs that buyers need to consider, including closing costs. Closing costs are the fees and expenses associated with the final stage of the home-buying process, which is known as the closing. These costs can vary widely and can sometimes be unexpected, so it’s important for home buyers to be aware of what they are and how they work.
What are Closing Costs?
Closing costs are the fees and expenses that home buyers are required to pay when they close on their new home. These costs can include a wide variety of expenses, including:
– Loan origination fees
– Title insurance fees
– Appraisal fees
– Home inspection fees
– Attorney fees
– Escrow fees
– Recording fees
– Transfer taxes
– Prepaid interest
– Homeowner’s insurance
How Much are Closing Costs?
The amount of closing costs can vary widely depending on a variety of factors, including the purchase price of the home, the location of the property, and the type of mortgage loan being used. Typically, closing costs range from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of the home. For example, if a home is purchased for $250,000, closing costs could range from $5,000 to $12,500.
Who Pays Closing Costs?
Typically, both the buyer and the seller are responsible for paying some of the closing costs. However, the exact breakdown of who pays for what can vary depending on a number of factors, including the state and local laws, the terms of the purchase agreement, and the type of mortgage loan being used.
In general, the buyer is responsible for paying the majority of the closing costs. This includes fees like the loan origination fee, appraisal fee, and home inspection fee. The seller is usually responsible for paying for the title insurance fee, transfer taxes, and real estate commission fees.
Closing costs are an important consideration for home buyers, as they can add up quickly and can sometimes be unexpected. By understanding what closing costs are and how they work, buyers can better prepare for this important part of the home-buying process.
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Robin McCoy is a Texas Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. License #0582766
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