Mortgage Closing Costs on the Rise, National Survey Says

August 4, 2014
Los Angeles Times 
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Based on survey responses from lenders in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reports that the expense of closing on a home loan has climbed from last year.

U.S. mortgage closing costs rose 6 percent to $2,539 in June from $2,402 a year earlier, assuming a $200,000 loan and a 20 percent down payment. While third-party fees for appraisals and other services inched up 1 percent, origination fees charged by the lenders themselves increased 9 percent. The highest closing costs were documented in Texas, at an average of $3,046.

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