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Understanding Your Loan: Closing Cost Details

  Page 2 of your Closing Disclosure details specific closing costs. Section A includes: Origination charges collected by the lender Origination fees paid to brokers, loan officers or other parties and Discount Points – prepaid interest. These figures should...

Understanding Loan Estimate Comparisons

  Page 3 of your Loan Estimate includes measures to help you compare loans. “In X Years” shows the total amount you will have paid in that time, and the dollar amount applied to your loan principal. The ratio between total paid and principal reduced may change...

Calculating Your Cash To Close

  Page 2 of the Loan Estimate provides the current ESTIMATED cash to close. Some costs will stay the same between estimate and closing. Some will change. A – Origination Charges – should match. B – Can’t Shop – 10% Tolerance C – Can...

Understanding Your Loan Estimate: Other Costs

  Real estate transactions require taxes, certain pre-payments, and escrow funding. Recording fees are charged by government agencies for keeping legal ownership records, while “transfer taxes” may be imposed by states, counties and municipalities on real estate...