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Closing costs: 5 least expensive states

Closing Costs » 5 Least Expensive States

Source: Bankrate.com exclusive 2013 survey of closing costs.

Bankrate.com conducted its exclusive 2013 survey of closing costs in the largest city in each state, plus Washington, D.C. See which states had the lowest fees for services such as loan origination and credit reports.

Lowest closing costs: Wisconsin

Based on a $200,000 mortgage in Milwaukee
Lender origination fees: $1,438
Third-party fees: $682
Average closing costs: $2,119
National average closing costs: $2,402

Source: Bankrate.com exclusive 2013 survey of closing costs.

2nd-lowest closing costs: Missouri

Based on a $200,000 mortgage in St. Louis
Lender origination fees: $1,542
Third-party fees: $646
Average closing costs: $2,188
National average closing costs: $2,402

Source: Bankrate.com exclusive 2013 survey of closing costs.

3rd-lowest closing costs: Kansas

Based on a $200,000 mortgage in Wichita, Kan.
Lender origination fees: $1,558
Third-party fees: $635
Average closing costs: $2,193
National average closing costs: $2,402

4th-lowest closing costs: Michigan

Based on a $200,000 mortgage in Detroit
Lender origination fees: $1,591
Third-party fees: $611
Average closing costs: $2,203
National average closing costs: $2,402

5th-lowest closing costs: Washington

Based on a $200,000 mortgage in Seattle
Lender origination fees: $1,603
Third-party fees: $605
Average closing costs: $2,208
National average closing costs: $2,402

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