As always in real estate transactions, fees paid by each party are negotiable.
In Mountain View, *typically* the seller pays:
Documentary Transfer Tax ($0.55 per $500 of the purchase price), and
50% of the City Transfer Tax ($1.65 per $500 of the purchase price). Note that the buyer generally pays the other 50% of the City Transfer Tax.
Additionally, the seller generally pays the Title & Escrow Fees.
Always check your Real Estate Purchase Agreement to confirm your payment offer, and better yet, have a discussion with your Realtor before you submit your offer to see what makes sense for your situation.
Lori Orion, Broker Associate
Orion Partners @ DeLeon Realty