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Insherah, Home Buyer in Williamsville, NY

Do you pay state, county and city transfer tax for Amherst, NY? if so how much.

Asked by Insherah, Williamsville, NY Sun Mar 22, 2009

I am thinking about buying a forclosure in Amherst, and want to know what search, survy and title isurance and transfer tax would cost. is it based on value of home or purchase price.

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well it would be cash, and our buyer agent says that the lawyer is suppose to tell me the closing cost. AHHHH
No mortgage, is there a transfer tax for the state or city?
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Are your getting a mortgage or paying cash?

Search, Survey and Title Insurance would be around $1500 ... Erie County Transfer tax is .009 % of the purchase price, not including closing costs associated with a mortgage.

With a foreclosure purchase, have your buyer's agent check the bank's cost for proceeding ahead with an offer. Sometimes banks might charge processing fees or make you get pre-approved through the bank holding the REO.

Your buyer's agent should prepare a statement with estimates about closing costs.

Good luck with your equity acquisition.
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