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What are closing costs?

Closing, or settlement, costs are expenses over and above the price of the property. Both the buyer and seller incur some of these expenses when transferring ownership of a property. Who actually pays, however, often depends on local custom and what the buyer or seller negotiates. Closing costs normally include title insurance, loan points, escrow…
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Is it possible to save on closing costs?

Certainly, once you get past the sticker shock. Closing costs are expensive. They can average between 3 to 5 percent of the total home purchase price. But here are a few ways to save: Haggle with the seller. He may pay all or part of the closing costs based upon type of mortgage buyer selects.…
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What is the difference between list price and sales price?

The list price is a seller's advertised price, or asking price, for a home. It is a rough estimate of what the seller wants to complete a home sale. A seller can price high, low – (which seldom happens), or very close to the amount they want to get. A good way to determine if…
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What about appraised value and market value?

A certified appraiser who is trained to provide the estimated value of a home determines its appraised value. The appraised value is based on comparable sales, the condition of the property, and several other factors. Market value is the price the house will bring at a given point in time, once the buyer and seller…
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