United States closing costs map
Bankrate.com researchers gathered closing-cost data from five to 10 lenders in all states and the District of Columbia. Click a state for a fee-by-fee breakdown of the average closing costs for a mortgage.
The two states with the highest closing costs this year were Hawaii and Alaska, followed by South Carolina, California and New Mexico. The state with the lowest closing costs was Wisconsin, followed by Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington.
Bankrate.com surveyed up to 10 lenders in each state in June 2013 and obtained good faith estimates online for a $200,000 mortgage to buy a single-family home with a 20 percent down payment in the state's largest city. Costs include fees charged by lenders as well as third-party fees for services such as appraisals and credit reports. The survey excludes title insurance, title search, taxes, property insurance, association fees, interest and other prepaid items.
2013 Closing Costs Survey
Mortgage closing costs are up again in Bankrate's annual study.