Fees can vary slightly between title companies. This is JUST an estimate, but you're looking at about $1,065 for the escrow fee, and about $2,044 for the Owner's Title Policy. In addition to that, about $858 in County Transfer tax, and another $150-$300 for Notary/recording/etc.
Keep in mind, all these fees are negotiable, and can be paid by the Buyer, Seller, or a combination of both.
These costs are estimated for Newcastle, and may also vary based on county and city.
If you're preparing to open an escrow, I have worked with Kelli Zanter at Old Republic Title for years, and I am very happy with their service. Her phone is 916.784.1551.
I would be glad to assist with any other questions you may have.... more
Pending AB means - pending (or escrow open) but accepting back offers. I am not 100% sure about Contingent with Short Sale, as we do not use that in California, however, I believe this means the seller has accepted an offer, submitted it to the short sale lender and it is now just waiting on the lender's agreement to take less than what is owed on the property as payment on the debt. Hope this helps and Dare to Dream.
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty