In California, most of the costs involved in selling a home are negotiable. That being said, there are customary Buyers and Sellers expenses.
Many of the costs associated with selling a home are customarily borne by the Seller; such as sales commissions, owners title insurance, and transfer taxes.
However, the Buyer usually bears the expenses on the purchasing side. Most Buyers will pay for their own inspections, as well as the expenses of obtaining a loan. Buyers must pay for their prepaid taxes and insurance reserves.
For a complete list of settlement charges, go to http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/ramh/res/sc3secta