I think that Annemarie's range is more realistic. Between $800 to $1,500 is where the fees should be for attorneys on a real estate transaction, and where most attorneys I've seen are at.
This fee is just a small fraction of the total expenses related to a coop purchase. There are 2 major parts to closing costs, lender related fees and title related fees. Lender fees can vary from one lender to another. You should shop for a reliable lender who can also offer competitive fees and rates. On coops, title related fees are not as much as they typically are on other property types (condos, 1-4 family houses).
Ask your Loan Officer to provide a Good Faith Estimate. This will give you a better idea of the costs involved in your purchase. If you're looking for a Loan Officer who is dependable and experienced with coop lending, I'm always available to meet. Good luck!
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Woodbury, NY 11797