what are average closing cost on a condo in los angeles?

Asked by Saraheileen, 90014 Wed Apr 14, 2010

we are planning on purchasing a condominium for cash over the next several months I am wondering what the expected closing costs will be

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Realtorbradr…, , Encino, CA
Wed Apr 14, 2010
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Monique & Joe…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Apr 14, 2010
Hello Sareheileen,

It really depends on many factors. I can have escrow run a net sheet but it depends on what loan you are getting. FHA requires Mortgage Insurance which can be as much as 1.25 percent. When you have a chance, email me and I'll run a few scenarios for you. One really just needs to know the loan you are getting to give an accurate estimate.


Monique Carrabba
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Deborah Brem…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Wed Apr 14, 2010
Closing costs vary quite a bit. If you are buying a $500,000 condo, the difference between 2% and 3% is $5000! This is a time when a generalization just won't do, don't you agree?
I have made a PDF of the various necessary closing costs, and "who pays what" which will give you a better understanding. In addition, I would be happy to send you a detailed estimate of your closing costs, filled out with ACTUAL numbers (often called a HUD-1 statement) so that you will have an accurate picture of what your costs will be.
Best of luck,
Deborah Bremner
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Wed Apr 14, 2010
Hi Sara,
Well depending upon where you buy the condo they range from the mid 300's-500's generally. Your closing costs are usually 3% of the price.
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Jeffrey White, Agent, Beverly HIlls, CA
Wed Apr 14, 2010
Yes, generally 3% is the go to figure for closing costs, although it can vary with type of loan and allocation of costs in the purchase agreement. I have had good luck getting developers to pay closing costs for condo purchases and that can change things a lot obviously. With a cash offer you have a lot of leaverage and you van use it to your advantage with the right technique in presenting the offer. I would love to assist you with this if you don't already have a realtor. Please contact me through my website below.
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Peter Stewart, Agent, Indianapolis, IN
Wed Apr 14, 2010
That depends a lot on what type of financing you use. FHA loans have more fees (prepaid mortgage ins, etc) so your closing costs will be higher. A general rule of thumb is 2-3% of the purchase price.
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Nicole Lindl…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Wed Apr 14, 2010
To be conservative, you should expect closing to be close to 3% of the agreed purchase price. That can fluctuate depending on seller concessions, title/escrow fees, and taxes. The escrow officer before closing will give you a HUD-1 which will contain your closing statement and a breakdown of costs. Hope this helps!

Please contact me directly if you need any help with you condo search! Good luck!

Nicole Lindler
Prudential California Realty-PDC
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