Closing CostsFinancial Dictionary -> Mortgages -> Closing Costs
During the closing period, the following closing costs outlined below are usually paid if warranted:
- Attorney Fees – To ensure the various documents are handled correctly both parties require a lawyer. Most commercial lenders require you to use a lawyer.
- Title Services – There are various costs associated with the title of the property, including the search and insurance. Usually the seller pays the majority.
- Recording Fees – These are required by the government in order to record the deed and enter an official record noting that the title of the property has changed hands.
- Taxes – Required by law, this might include documents and transaction stamps.
- Survey Fee – A surveyor is often hired to professionally confirm the size, dimensions and health of the property and land in question.
- Brokerage Commission – This is paid to the broker who may have helped to promote, market and sell the property on behalf of the seller. The buyer may also have used a broker to find a property.
- Mortgage Fees – Costs associated with the processing of the loan application.
- Points – Sometimes points are paid by the borrower of the mortgage to ensure a lower rate of interest.
- Appraisal Fees – This fee is paid by the buyer or sometimes the seller to confirm the value of the property.
There may also be various other costs associated with inspection of the property or on interest rates and mortgage deals.