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HUD-1 settlement statement – Your guide – simplified

One of the key documents is the HUD-1, (http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/forms/files/1.pdf ) a government-mandated statement that breaks down the costs of the transaction.

Depending on the city or county, buyers and sellers, borrower’s might receive more than one HUD-1 before closing so they can track new information and changes as the loan progresses. The final HUD-1 will be issued at closing or in your closing package. Read the rest of this entry

Who REALLY understands Closings Costs anyway?!

Understanding Closing Costs

There are certain standard costs associated with closing the sale of a house. These fees are split between the buyer and seller, as spelled out in the purchase contract. The cost split on these fees is, to an extent, negotiable. As I negotiate the purchase contract on your behalf, I will strive to achieve not only the selling price that you want, but to also limit the number and amount of closing costs for which you are responsible. Read the rest of this entry

Buyer’s Closing Costs vs. Seller’s Closing Costs

If you’ve read Jennifer’s blogs, you know the definition of closings costs.  Certain fees are automatically assigned to either the buyer or the seller; other costs are either negotiable or dictated by local custom.  Since we have many transients in Florida, I get asked about this a lot.  Here’s what you can expect: Read the rest of this entry