Monday 6 October 2014

Calculate the closing costs before signing the deal!

When you make a real estate purchase, it is necessary to make an exact estimate of the closing costs so that you get prepared to meet the expenses. While you can compare the rates on some of the items related to closing, the others are based on the choice of the lenders or the brokers. However, you can try to reduce the cost through negotiation with the lender or the broker. By making calculations the cost can be determined exactly.
What are the different fees involved?
Almost all the loans cost you origination fee which is due to the efforts and time taken for the processing of loan. Documentation of the okay credit loan and creating the file need to be paid and this is included in the origination cost for the loan. Some of the lenders charge for providing a specified rate of interest. The charge is a specified percentage of the principal of the loan and is termed as ‘points’ and one point is equal to one percentage of the loan amount.
It could be understood from the lender about the charges that you might have to bear for the closing. The value of the property is to be estimated to determine the loan amount. The appraisal cannot be expected to be same with the lender and the tax assessor. The credit report is reviewed by the lenders when you apply for loans. Some of the lenders charge you for the cost involved in getting the copy of your credit report from the credit bureaus. If the property concerned is located within a flood zone or is prone to natural calamities, the lenders might require you to have possessed additional insurance.
The cost due to title insurance differs for different locations. The title insurance is required to ensure that the property’s title is clear while it is being sold. The lender is concerned about the legal issues related to the property. The title recording costs also vary for different locations and the lenders include these in the closing costs. It is essential to make a thorough analysis before you choose the loan provider. The services offered by the lenders can be compared while making the choice. Some of the lenders can give reference to survey professionals to understand the details about the location of the concerned property.
The property taxes for vary with the location. The history of the taxes on the property can be obtained from the agent who deals with the concerned property or from the tax office or from the city where the property is located. The auto insurance agent can be approached for home insurance so that there is the possibility to get a discount in the package. It is recommended that all the terms in each of the proposals are considered when you compare the insurance policies. The insurance is expected to include the coverage of the damage that might be caused to the property, the personal possessions and so on.
The initial deposit should meet the expenses due to property taxes and the insurance of the home owner. The fees charged by the agent should not be overlooked as the fees are generally around 7% of the sale price of the property. The fee is divided into two if the buyer of the property and the seller of the property have different agents. The mortgage lenders stress on the property appraisal to ensure that the property is worth the amount of loan applied for. You might be required to bear the fees due to the property estimate. Depending on the market value of the property, you can gain through mutual negotiation for the benefit of both the buyer and the lender.

Do you have have any questions or suggestions? Write in comment section.
  1. The advice to calculate the costs before signing the deal is good for every financial deal you are involved, no matter if you take an Internet loan till pay day or sign the mortgage documents. The consumer should always be careful and study all the aspects of the deal not to face the hidden fees. it's especially important to read all the small print in every document signed.


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