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
Hard money lenders: One source for unique mortgage situations
These loans appeal to house flippers or those with unusual situations.7 min read Oct 17, 2022
Understanding escrow: How it works in homebuying
It’s not complicated, but it involves several steps. Here’s how to navigate them.6 min read Oct 07, 2022
What is mortgage escrow?
It’s an often-inescapable fact of homebuying and homeowning life.5 min read Sep 26, 2022
What are real estate transfer taxes?
Real estate transfer taxes are different from property tax, estate tax and gift tax.3 min read Sep 01, 2022
Cash to close explained
Think of closing costs as just one of three components of cash to close.3 min read Jul 27, 2022
How much does it cost to refinance your house?
Here’s a breakdown of the fees commonly included in refinance closing costs.5 min read Jul 26, 2022
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.6 min read Jul 22, 2022
How to negotiate your mortgage closing costs
Don’t just accept the list of costs the lender hands you.4 min read Jul 20, 2022
Mortgage closing costs vs. prepaids: What’s the difference?
You may hear these terms used interchangeably, but they are two different expenses.3 min read Jun 27, 2022
Average mortgage closing costs by state
Here are the most and least expensive markets when it comes to closing costs.2 min read Jun 24, 2022
- 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