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
Mortgage points: What are they and how do they work?
They let you buy your way into a cheaper loan. But it pays to do a little analysis first.7 min read Jun 07, 2023
No-closing-cost refinance: What it is and how it works
You save a chunk of cash upfront, but it may cost you more in the long run.5 min read Jun 05, 2023
How to get a mortgage
Follow these 10 steps to nail the loan and make buying that home a reality.11 min read Jun 02, 2023
Closing costs: What are they and how much are they?
They’re upfront expenses you pay on closing day. And they can mount into the thousands.7 min read May 31, 2023
First-time homebuyer grants
There’s one key fact that separates first-time homebuyer grants from other forms of help.6 min read May 31, 2023
No-closing-cost mortgage: How it works and how to decide if it’s right for you
It puts off those pesky closing-day expenses. But you may pay dearly for the delay.6 min read May 25, 2023
How often can you refinance your home loan?
More than once, certainly. But you don’t want to make a habit of it.5 min read May 23, 2023
Cash out refi vs home equity loan: What you need to know
For some homeowners, it could make sense to refinance with a home equity loan.9 min read May 19, 2023
Complete costs of buying a home
The costs associated with homeownership go beyond the mortgage payment.8 min read May 16, 2023
How to get a low-cost mortgage refinance
But be careful, lest a strategy end up costing you more in the long run.5 min read May 12, 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