What are the typical seller's cost's (excluding agent fees) ? Do these fees vary by Title Copany used ?

Asked by Patricia Hood, Palo Alto, CA Sat Sep 20, 2008

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Voices Member, , 12566
Sat Sep 20, 2008
Typical fees would include legal counsel, state transfer fees and some bank fees. Most of the costs incured for a selling a property are those paid for by the buyer --inspections, appraisals, title searches, surveys and legal counsel. This may vary from state to state but generally seller side are minimum.
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The Hagley G…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Sat Sep 20, 2008
I usually estimate 1% for sellers costs, exclusing commisions. I hope this helps!
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CJ Brasiel, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 20, 2008
Patricia -

I would agree with Susan and team. The difference between escrow fees charged by title are minimal. I would also add that is you have a loan on the home, there may be processing fees included in payoff. I have seen these range from $250-300 per loan.

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Susan Fagin, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Sat Sep 20, 2008
In Santa Clara county, the seller's fee includes the title insurance (for the buyer); escrow fees; county transfer tax; misc recording and document prep fees; geo & hazard report fees; costs of repairs and / or section one clearance agreed upon according to the contract. Sellers typically have inspections done prior to listing and these fees are often paid in escrow: property inspection; termite inspection; roof inspection; pool inspection; chimney inspection. The title companies fees vary but are generally in the same ball park. Hope this helps.
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