I heard the buyer pays for closing costs in San Mateo County. Is that true?

Asked by Matt, Menlo Park, CA Tue May 20, 2008

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Ralph Bredahl, Agent, Sedona, AZ
Sat Oct 25, 2008
Everything is negotiable. Especially in the current market where the seller is in the drivers seat.
Usually the buyer pays the bulk of the costs.
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Karin Cunnin…, , San Bruno, CA
Sat Jun 21, 2008
The buyer and the seller have their own closing costs that they are responsible to pay. In any county, the buyer can ask the seller to pay their closing costs in the form of a credit. Most buyer closing costs are loan fees and title insurance. The seller's are the commission and depending on the city and county, the transfer taxes.
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Allison Klein, , Redwood Shores, Redwood City, CA
Tue May 20, 2008
It is "customary" for buyers to pay for closing costs in San Mateo County but of course everything is negotiable.
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Vicki Moore, Agent, Roseville, CA
Tue May 20, 2008
There are standards for each county. It's true that in San Mateo County it is standard for the buyer to pay closing costs such as title and escrow fees and loan points. Sellers typically pay the city (if there is one) and county transfer taxes and the hazard report.
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