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
What is RESPA?
There’s a lot involved in RESPA, but three key areas matter for you.4 min read Oct 21, 2021
How to get a low-cost mortgage refinance
Here are some ways to improve your chances of getting a low-cost mortgage refinance.5 min read May 11, 2021
15 key mortgage terms, explained
Here’s Bankrate’s guide to some of the most common mortgage terms.5 min read Nov 24, 2020
Ask Bankrate: Is the new 0.5 percent refinance fee here to stay?
A reader asks: Do you see the new fee on refinancing mortgages being permanent?6 min read Oct 23, 2020
Should I refinance my mortgage while rates are low?
Here’s what to consider before your trade in your mortgage for a new one.4 min read Aug 09, 2019
8 ways to get the best mortgage rate
Get the best mortgage rate The day has come: It’s time to buy your first home. But, the average home costs more than $260,000, and since you likely don’t have that kind of cash sitting in a savings [...]3 min read Sep 06, 2017
What can a personal loan do for you?
Debt consolidation, home improvements and major purchases are the top reasons people choose personal loans. Others include financing a vacation, paying your taxes or paying for medical expenses.1 min read Jan 29, 2016
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- Average mortgage closing costs by state
- Understanding the closing process
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- Mortgage closing costs vs. prepaids
- How much does it cost to refinance your house?
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