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Buying Tampa Real Estate and Understanding the Costs

Oct 12, 2007
There can be some variations in the specific costs that are associated with a real estate closing on a case by case basis. Nonetheless, there are many specific costs that are common in nearly every real estate transaction in the United States today. This includes typical Tampa real estate sales that are undertaken today as well. Some of these more common costs are:

Attorney fees

More and more often in this day and age attorneys are becoming involved in the real estate sales transaction and closing process. Therefore, attorney fees are becoming a more common part of the closing process.

Title insurance premiums and related costs

Title insurance premiums nearly always will be part of the fees that will be due when selling or purchasing a home.

Appraisal fees

Depending on the circumstances, appraisal fees likely will be part of buying a home. In the end, it always is wise to make sure that you have a current appraisal that is part of a sales transaction.

Inspection fees

Inspections are vital when it comes to a real estate sales transaction. Therefore, it is extremely likely that inspection fees will be part of the overall closing fee allocation process.

Taxes

The allocation and payment of taxes will also be a necessary part of the closing process. Normally, the seller is responsible for all taxes due and owing prior to the closing date.

Other miscellaneous costs and charges

In the end, there also can be several other types of costs, fees, charges and assessments associated with a real estate sales transaction. Generally, who is responsible for paying these costs can be negotiated between the parties.

If you do have some more specific questions associated with the costs associated with a real estate closing (or the closing process itself) you should visit with an experienced and professional Tampa real estate agent. Such a professional can provide you invaluable information associated with everything that you need to know in regards to a real estate closing and the costs and fees associated with the closing.

Please keep in mind that closing costs can vary from state to state and city to city. The best thing you can do is to interview several mortgage companies and have them send you a God Faith Estimate (GFE). If it sounds toogood it usually is. Try to work with reputable companies and loan officers that have been in business for a number of years and that are in good standing with the BBB.
About the Author
Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over 10 years of experience in real estate sales and 18 years of investing. Please visit my Tampa real estate website and add my Tampa real estate blog to your favorites section of your browser.
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