Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage?
By law, a homebuyer will receive aloan estimatefrom their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive aclosing disclosure3 days before the scheduled closing on their home. The closing disclosure includes final details about the loan and the closing costs.
“Closing costs are lender and third-party fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction, and they can be financed as part of the deal or be paid upfront. They range from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of a home. (For those who buy a $150,000 home, for example, that would amount to between $3,000 and $7,500 in closing fees.)”
Keep in mind that if you are in the market for a home above this price range, your costs could be significantly greater. As mentioned before,
Closing costs are typically between 2% and 5% of your purchase price.
Truliacontinues to give great advice, saying that:
“…understanding and educating yourself about these costs before settlement day arrives might help you avoid any headaches at the end of the deal.”
Speak with your lender and agent early and often to determinehow muchyou’ll be responsible for at closing. Finding out that you’ll need to come up with thousands of dollars right before closing is not a surprise anyone is ever looking forward to.
Author:Brian Woodhead -Skyline Team Leader Phone: 602-369-0671 Dated: November 26th 2018 Views: 87 About Brian Woodhead: Realtor Designation
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