All real estate transactions have similar closing costs but vary depending on many variables like state taxes, insurance, processing fees, etc. A general rule, or average, would be 2% of the sale price.
Generally the buyer pays closing costs. Some closing costs legally MUST be paid by the buyer. However, the seller could offer to pay some costs if they want to, or the buyer could ask the seller to pay some of the closing costs. Ultimately the seller has to decide how badly they want to make the sale.
Your local realtor can answer your question, especially if your question involves selling your unit.
The percentage is negotiable.
Upon selling a house, either the seller, the buyer, or both, will have to pay additional costs to close the transaction. How much each party pays is negotiated and finalized in their real estate contract, and may vary depending on location, loan amounts, commission percentages and fees charged by the lender. Typically, closing costs can be estimated to be approximate 3-5% of the overall mortgage.
You can borrow it from your Whole Life cash value, sometimes you can finance it in, money back from the seller for closing costs, borrow it, etc.
The underwriting requirements of a mortgage you may be taking to buy the property have restrictions that dictate the percentage and the type of closing costs that the seller can pay and still allow the borrower to qualify for the loan. These vary with all of the many mortgage programs that are available. == == Generally those closing costs that can be paid by the seller for the buyer are referred to as "non-recurring" closing costs. Call your local escrow company, and they can tell you what is appropriate for your area.
No, prior to the closing, the attorney or title company should have all the information in regards to all costs in buying the home. At close, everyone will be given a HUD/Settlement Statement--the left side will list all costs pertaining to the buyer and on the left all costs pertaining to the seller. If the seller is paying some or all your closing costs the title company/attorney will show your costs on the seller side. In other words, you will get credit at the close. Depending on the state in which you live and the type of loan you are doing, the seller is limited to a certain amount that they can pay. Normally you will not be reinmbursed by the seller after close if the seller offered to pay more than they were allowed.
Everything is negotiable. In the US, the closing costs are mostly a buyer expense. The Seller has some closing costs such as commission to a listing agent if one is used, deed preparation, and revenue stamp fees charged by the state or locality. Often the buyer will have the seller pay a portion of closing costs to conserve cash, while paying a slightly higher price. Many large builders are also in the mortgage business and pay some closing costs to have another revenue stream.
Many time a potential buyer does not have the funds for a downpayment and the closing costs. The seller will give money back to the buyer at the closing to cover these costs. In most cases, the seller is mainly concerned with what they are netting..meaning how much money they are actually walking away with. A Seller's Concession is a tool to help a potential buyer qualify to purchase. Assuming the home appraises out there is very little impact on the seller
The typical closing cost to refinance a home can vary depending on the region and type of home. In general however, one can expect to pay about 1000 to 2000 dollars.
The closing costs are most based on the admistration and legal end of buying a home. The include the cost of drawing up deeds, local government costs and any financial costs like that of setting up a loan or mortgage.