Understanding Closing Costs

No matter where you’re at in the journey of your home search, we know the process can seem a bit daunting. Whether you’re just starting to consider your first time home purchase, or you are ready to get connected with a lender to get started on your loan approval, we want be there to support you along the process. Bill Lavelle at First Financial Bank is a great resource for your home buying questions and concerns.

Purchasing a home can be a very overwhelming task, especially as a first time home buyer, and we want to make sure we are helping you out as much as possible whether it be answering questions or qualifying you for a home loan.

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are fees that must be paid when you are finalizing the buying of a home. The actual closing of the sale is when the title is transferred from seller to buyer and the costs are paid by one of the two parties involved in the transaction.

The Basics Behind Closing Costs

The primary factors behind closing costs are location, the actual home and type of loan that is being used to finance the purchase of the home. If you are buying a home in an area that has specific regulations, that can affect your closing costs, so you’re going to want to get all the details from your lender when discussing what is included in the cost of the homes.

When it comes to average closing cost, mot home buyers expect to pay a minimal percentage of the purchase price of the home, usually less than 5 percent. When you are discussing the details of your home loan with your lender, they will give you an estimate of what you might expect to pay but keep in mind with any estimate, it can change so review any revised editions of your estimate carefully.

Closing cost varies from state to state and lender to lender. Some of these closing costs aren’t truly needed specifically when it comes to things like courier costs which are avoidable. You also want to make sure you are shopping around and comparing lenders and what they have to offer, as that can save you quite a bit when you are finalizing the closing costs on your home.

The Final Steps

When you are getting ready to close on your home, you will be given the final details on your closing costs. This can be different from the original estimate due to a multitude of factors. You’ll want to ask questions regarding any changes you see to make sure all changes are necessary and understood.

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We know that the process of buying a home and securing can be an intimidating one. Let Bill Lavelle at First Financial Bank help guide the way.