You asked below, about copy of deed--you can acquire copies at your local County Clerk's Office, or ask the attorney who handled the closing--also see links....
Nord-East Realty Group, LLC
The figures mentioned by others seem to vary slightly, and I have not closed a loan in Brooklyn for two years, so my knowledge may be outdated. Jim Ryan, Home Savings of America, 703 591 5626 ext 419.
For real property (house or condo), you pay 1.425% if the sales price is over $500K to New York City (1% if $500K or less), and .4% to New York State - 1.85% total paid on a $600,000 selling price for a house.
1.85% of $600,000 is $11,100.
Nancy Teague, SVP
Brown Harris Stevens
On a one family $600,000.00 sale in Brooklyn you will have to pay New York City transfer tax of 1.425% of the sales price which is $8,550.00. You also will have to pay New York State transfer tax which equates to $4.00 per thousand of sales price, $2,400.00. You most likely will be paying a Property Condition Disclosure fee of $500.00 and your attorney.
If there is a real estate agent helping you with the sale you will also have to pay their fee. In my opinion it is well worth paying the agents fee as they will most likely bring you a much higher sales price so as to justify their fee (I do that every day).
You should also talk to your accountant to find out what your capital gains tax burden may be. Most people selling their primary residence in Brooklyn and in your situation will pay NO capital gains tax, but you have to make sure with your accountant, or if you want contact me and I can go through that with you.
You can also read more on this topic in my Brooklyn Real Estate Info Blog here:
If I can be of further assistance please let me know. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783