There are certain standard costs related to closing the sale of a house. Sellers and buyers usually split these costs, as specified in the real estate sales contract.
As you'll see below, many of the buyer's costs are related to the costs of getting the mortgage loan. At Ward Kilduff Mortgage, we have extensive experience in residential mortgage lending, so we can compile a comprehensive list of costs related to your mortgage in your "Good Faith Estimate".
Good Faith Estimate (GFE)
Buyers will receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of closing costs at the time the loan application is submitted to the lender. We base this closing cost estimate on our extensive past experience. It's important to note that while our GFEs are very accurate, we cannot always estimate your closing costs to the penny. We will be glad to review the "Good Faith Estimate," answering your questions and pointing out costs that sometimes change slightly at the closing table.
We've provided a general list of closing costs below, but we will provide you a specific list of closing costs, with amounts, soon after you complete your loan application. At Ward Kilduff Mortgage, we don't believe in surprises, so if your costs change, we will be sure to let you know immediately.
Standard Closing Costs
- Points — A fee paid to lower your mortgage interest rate (optional)
- Appraisal Costs
- Getting Your Credit Report
- Interest Payment
- Escrow Account
- Various Taxes
- Loan-related costs
- Transfer Taxes and Recording Fees
- Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
- Title Insurance
- Flood / Quake Insurance if applicable
Ward Kilduff Mortgage can help you understand closing costs. Give us a call at (860) 658-7100.
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