If I buy home for $275,000 ,How much do I have to pay for closing cost

Asked by Goldcart, San Jose, CA Mon Jan 28, 2013

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Steve Colvin, Agent, Laguna Niguel, CA
Wed Feb 13, 2013
It really depends on the contract. You have escrow fees (contract decides who pays what) and lender fees. Lender fees are generally low unless you decide to buy down rate with discount points. As far as escrow fees its usually 1.5% of purchase price. If you decide to impound (include taxes and hazard insurance) in monthly payment the lender will require a portion of the tax upfront depending on the month you close. It’s not considered a fee but would be additional funds required to close. Your lender will be able to help with fees and they are required to send good faith estimate showing all fees including escrow fees.
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Scot King, , Costa Mesa, CA
Mon Feb 11, 2013
Closing costs break down can be found over here at
Fixed fees would be around $3038 plus origination. (1.25%) Also, you can get a lender credit to offset some or all the costs.
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Linda Hollin…, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Thu Feb 7, 2013
There are many factors as to what you will pay in closing cost besides your down payment, but all of the big fees should be negotiated in the purchase contract as to who pays what. Usually the Seller pays for the Owners title policy and the Transfer Taxes, the Escrow fee is split 50/50. But everything is negotiable. You also have to consider what it cost to obtain the loan and what you will need to have in your impound account for your taxes and home owners insurance with the lender. You will always paid for 14 months in advance for Home Owners Insurance and depending on when the next taxes are due you will have to pay those and then have several extra months of taxes in the impound account for the lender to pay on your behalf. How many months you pay is determined by what month you purchase your new home. I tell my clients a good rule of thumb is 2.5 to 3% of the purchase price for the closing cost and then the down payment. That way there are NO surprises and they are happy that they did not have to spend that much and have money to buy something for their new home!
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Dalinda Guer…, Agent, Tustin, CA
Mon Jan 28, 2013
FHA you will pay the 3.5 down payment + closing will be $17,880. On a $275,000 home.
Conv 10% down $35,000.
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Lori Hanson, Agent, Aliso Viejo, CA
Mon Jan 28, 2013
You can use 1.5% for a estimate of closing costs. Your agent can help you with this as can your lender for the lenders fee's.
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