Closing costs are the thousands of dollars in fees associated with getting a mortgage or refinancing a home loan and typically amounts to 2 percent to 5 percent of the loan principal but can vary by state.
Latest Closing Costs Articles
Closing costs in Texas
Here’s how closing costs work for buyers and sellers in Texas.5 min read Mar 20, 2023
What is a good faith estimate (GFE) for mortgages?
The GFE can help you understand all the details of a mortgage.3 min read Mar 16, 2023
Are closing costs tax deductible?
Closing costs can run thousands of dollars — but some of them could be tax deductible.4 min read Mar 08, 2023
What does a title company do?
What does a title company do? Plenty.6 min read Mar 07, 2023
Ohio first-time homebuyer assistance programs
If you’re a first-time homebuyer in Ohio, help is available.4 min read Feb 24, 2023
California first-time homebuyer assistance programs
Programs available to California first-time buyers that can make homeownership more affordable.3 min read Feb 24, 2023
How to read and compare mortgage loan estimates
A loan estimate is just that: an estimate. Here’s what you need to know.8 min read Feb 24, 2023
How often should you compare mortgage rates?
It’s important to check rates regularly when looking to purchase or refinance.4 min read Feb 20, 2023
How to save for a down payment
Saving the big chunk of cash you’ll need upfront can be tough. These tactics help.7 min read Feb 20, 2023
What are APR fees on a mortgage?
Here’s a closer look at what fees are typically included in APR and what isn’t.4 min read Feb 14, 2023
- Closing cost guide
- How to buy a house
- How to negotiate your mortgage closing costs
- Average mortgage closing costs by state
- Understanding the closing process
- How much does it cost to buy a house?
- Mortgage closing costs vs. prepaids
- How much does it cost to refinance your house?
- No closing cost mortgage
- No closing cost refinance