In New Jersey, the borrower will typically pay a variety of fees at the time of closing. These specific fees will depend on the loan program and the lender, but some common fees include:
- Down Payment: The borrower will typically be required to make a down payment on the home. The amount of the down payment will depend on the loan program and the borrower’s credit score.
- Closing Costs: These are the costs associated with processing and closing the loan, including fees for things like title insurance, appraisal, and credit report.
- Prepaid Items: These items are paid by the borrower in advance. They can include property taxes and homeowner’s insurance.
- Points: In certain instances, the borrower is required to pay “points” to the lender, which is a one-time fee to lower the interest rate on the loan.
- Escrow Deposit: The borrower will be required to deposit an amount into an escrow account to cover future payments such as property taxes and insurance.
- Mortgage Origination Fee: This is a fee charged by the lender in connection with the processing of the loan.
It’s important to keep in mind that many of the above closing costs can be negotiated and/or be financed into the loan. It is critical that you have a detailed breakdown of the closing costs from the lender. This should be reviewed by a real estate attorney prior to signing any documents related to the closing.
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