What Are My Closing Costs Going To Be?

What are my closing costs going to be? So you want to purcahse or refinance a home and you have no clue how much anything costs or how much cash you're going to need. Now, you can start by Googling "how much are my closing costs" or, take note of these two important tips that save you time and heartache. 

Number 1: 90 percent of closing costs associated with a mortgage are standard fees charged by third parties, not the actual lender that you work with. Most of these costs are specifically based on the property you're financing, so if you don't have a property yet, you are just working with estimates now. So the main takeway from this is, regardless of what lender you choose to work with, a good portion of your closing cost will not vary much at all.

Number 2: Fees that are specific to each lender are super easy to identify, so when you're ready to compare costs, don't panic. You're not going to need a PhD to figure things out. All lenders are required to use the same exact form called the loan estimate when disclosing cost to borrowers, so comparing apples to apples will be a walk in the park.

Closing cost estimates will never be exact to the penny, but all lenders are required to provide borrowers with an accurate estimate, so there are no major surprises. Remember, since most fees are third party costs, like an attorney fee, for example, which the borrower chooses, we can't be exact. This being said, any fees charged by the lender must be exact and can only change under certain circumstances and only when the borrower has been notified within a specific amount of time. 

Getting a mortgage doesn't have to be scary or become a full-time job. With a little bit of knowledge and a reputable lender, you should have a successful transaction. 

If you have questions about closing costs or how to properly budget when you choose to finance your next home, give me a call anytime. I'm Don Anfuso, your Mortgage Professional for Life.

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Donald Anfuso is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #53683 with Homeland Lending LLC NMLS #245662 at 290 Vincent Ave 3rd Floor, Hackensack NJ, 07601. No mortgage solicitation activity or loan applications for any real estate transaction can be facilitated through this site. This site is intended for informational purposes only. Please visit www.homelandlending.com/loan-officers/donald-anfuso for online mortgage inquiries.