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WORKSHEET – Track Closing Costs

Be prepared and know who’s responsible for the variety of fees and expenses at the closing table.

Down payment
Loan origination
Points paid to receive a lower interest rate
Home inspection
Credit report
Mortgage insurance premium
Escrow for homeowner’s insurance
Property tax escrow
(if paid as part of the mortgage*)
Deed recording
Title insurance policy premiums
Land survey
Notary fees
Home warranty
Proration* for your share of costs
(such as utility bills and property taxes)

*Lenders keep funds for taxes and insurance in escrow accounts as they are paid with the mortgage, then pay the insurance or taxes for you.

** Because such costs are usually paid on either a monthly or yearly basis, the buyers may have to pay a bill for services that you actually used before moving, or vice versa. Proration is a way to even out bills you may have paid in advance, or that buyers may later pay for services you used.

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