Buyers Dont Be Surprised By Closing Costs

Dated: November 28 2018

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Closing costs are lender and third-party fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction, and they can be financed as part of the deal or be paid upfront. They range from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of a home. (For those who buy a $150,000 home, for example, that would amount to between $3,000 and $7,500 in closing fees.)”

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“…understanding and educating yourself about these costs before settlement day arrives might help you avoid any headaches at the end of the deal.”

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Richard Bradley

Richard Bradley specializes in residential real estate sales and property management services. I am committed to helping homeowners, buyers & investors with their real estate needs. I spend my time in....

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