How Much Are Closing Costs When Buying A House?

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Buying a house will cost you more than just the price tag on the house you choose. There will actually be a lot of other expenses you will have to pay, but one of the main ones to know about is closing costs. Closing costs are a normal part of the loan process when buying a house, and here is some information to help you understand the amount of money you may have to pay for closing costs when buying a house.

You will pay fees to the lender

To get a loan to buy a house, the lender you use will charge you fees for the work they do to process and complete the loan, and there will be a lot of different fees. The main fee is for loan origination costs, but you will also pay fees for other things, such as credit report fees, courier fees, and title fees. In addition, you will have to pay fees if you decide to purchase points on the loan. Points reduce the interest rate you get on the loan, and most lenders offer this option to borrowers.

You will pay prepaid expenses

There will also be prepaid expenses you will have to pay when you buy the house, and this includes things such as home insurance and property taxes. You may have to pay some of these expenses up front, but others will be placed in an escrow account to be paid at a later time.

You will pay for inspections

You will also have to pay for a variety of different inspections and an appraisal. The appraisal is one of the first activities that will take place after your offer is accepted, but there will be a variety of other types of inspections you will have to pay for. This can include a termite inspection, sewer inspection, and home inspection.

You will likely pay around 2% to 5% of the home's price

In all, you should plan on paying between 2% to 5% of the price of the home. Therefore, if you buy a home for $200,000, the closing costs you will pay may be anywhere between $4,000 to $10,000 in all. 

If you care about your budget and do not want to overspend, you should take these costs into consideration when buying a house. Your local real estate agent can help you learn about other expenses you should plan for too.


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