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-You will have title insurance. Cost depends on which company you use and how much your home sells for.
-You will have the realtor commission. Cost depends on what you negotiate with your agent and how much the home sells for.
-You will be paying property taxes up to the date of closing. Since taxes are done on arrears (we pay for last years taxes the following year), you will be paying for all of 2011 taxes and part of 2012 taxes through the date of closing. So if you sell in 2012 before 2011 taxes are due, you will credit over a years worth of property taxes to the buyer at closing. If we don't know the taxes (we won't know 2012 taxes), they well be estimated, and the percentage rise is a negotiable point on the contact.
-Survey, usually around 400
-Attorney, negotiable, variable
-Real estate transfer taxes. State and county have their fees, cities sometimes do as well. This is usually in terms of hundreds of dollars,not a huge hardship.
-Various title company fees. Expect to get nickel and dimed. These include room fees, document recording fees, wire transfer fees, courier fees, etc. They will add up to hundreds of dollars.
Contract very negotiable points:
-Well/septic tests, if applicable
-home warranty (usually a few hundred)
-buyer closing costs (up to 3%)
-buyer requested repairs or upgrades