When you close on your home, you will be paying around 2 to 6 percent of the purchase price in closing costs, or fees paid to third parties for their services. Lenders are required by law to provide you with an estimate of how much these closing costs will cost you so you know what to expect.

Know What Each Closing Cost Is & Why You’re Paying It

Whether you are paying closing costs yourself or negotiated a seller concession, it’s important that you know what those costs include and why you are paying them. Common closing costs include:

There are many more closing costs associated with closing on a home based on:

Carefully Review All Fees

Make sure that you carefully review all fees carefully for junk fees so you are not paying more than you are required to. You can avoid closing costs by opting for what is known as a no-closing cost mortgage but you will pay more in the long run, as those costs are integrated into the total mortgage. You may also be able to negotiate for the seller to pay for the closing costs.

As always, before purchasing a home consult your lender and financial advisor to help you understand the process and set a budget that is right for you.

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