Everybody looking to purchase a home no doubt wonders what the average closing costs will be. It is only natural to wonder, especially considering how expensive the closing costs can truly be if you are not careful. In truth, the costs aren’t much given the amount of money the home typically sells for, but they can cause problems because they usually must be paid now and in cash. Essentially, they add to the down payment amount and can cause cash flow problems for buyers.
As you might imagine, closing costs are not easy to quote. Closings in one state involve different things and costs compared to another. Closing costs related to things such as points and property taxes are dependent on the particular deal and geographic location. Some states, for instance, do not collect property taxes, which means no deposit against them must be collected at closing. All and all, you should take the following figures with a grain of salt, but at least you will have a guideline. To protect their investment in you, most lenders roll the majority of closing costs into the payment plan for the loan. For instance, the lender will require you to pay a deposit in to one of their accounts to cover future property taxes and such. If you are lucky, some creative lenders will actually roll these costs into the in the loan given to you.