The fees vary from $250 - $450 roughly. The costs to close are going to vary more than that. It depends on how much you are financing. You'll have the costs to secure the mortgage plus a full years taxes and insurance. The best thing is to shop for your mortgage company and see which one clicks with you and then compare the APR's as that will ultimately tell you how various mortgage people compare to others.
If you'd like a couple of recommendations of both attorneys and/or Mortgage Bankers (Brokers) I'd be happy to assist.
Century 21 - Premier Properties
Most real estate attorneys charge between $400 - $450. Closing costs are generally between 6-7% of the purchase price. So if you're mortgaging an investment property that costs $100,000 closing costs will be around $6,000 - $7,000. These numbers include mortgage title ins, bank appraisal & credit report, NYS mortgage tax, hazard ins and property taxes. If , however, you plan to pay cash the fees are simplified to attorneys fees, hazard insurance and taxes (county taxes are due in January while school taxes are due in September). An important question is what is my return on investment and who will manage the properties on my behalf. Bonnie Wetzel, Century 21 Capital Realty.
There are other fees involved in closing costs outside of your attorney fees, though (mortgage, title, etc.). Your real estate agent can help you locate a good attorney and also a mortgage broker if you need one (who will also have fees). I would then recommend you to contact an attorney and a mortgage broker and have them explain their costs to you. It will depend on the property you are purchasing as well. As you are from overseas, there may be other factors involved.