Your Closing Costs

"Closing Costs" are the fees which cover the various services involved when you sell or buy a home. Buyers & sellers often negotiate these closing costs.

Many of the closing costs associated with buying residential real estate are associated with getting the mortgage loan. At Curtis Mortgage LLC, we have extensive experience in mortgage lending, so we can compile a comprehensive list of mortgage-related closing costs in your "Loan Estimate".

The Loan Estimate (Also known as the LE)

Very shortly after you submit your application, we'll provide you with the "Loan Estimate" of your closing costs. The closing costs enumerated in the LE are estimated based on our experience with mortgage loans, but costs often change by small amounts between the Loan Estimate (LE) and closing. We will be glad to review the "Loan Estimate," answering questions and pointing out costs that sometimes change slightly at closing.

We've provided a general list of these costs below, but we'll provide you a specific list of closing costs, with amounts, very soon after you complete your loan application. At Curtis Mortgage LLC, we don't believe in surprises, so if your costs change, we'll be sure to let you know immediately.

Standard Closing Costs

Loan-Related Costs
  • Points — These are costs you pay up-front to lower your mortgage interest rate (optional)
  • Appraisal Fee
  • Pulling Your Credit Report
  • Up-front Interest Payment
  • Escrow Fees
  • Various Taxes
  • Costs associated with "originating" your loan
Property Taxes
  • Recording Fees and Transfer Taxes
  • Insurance
Homeowners Insurance
  • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
  • Title Insurance
  • Flood or Quake Insurance if applicable

Curtis Mortgage LLC can help you understand closing costs. Call us at 610-565-3600.