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What are the typical buyers closing cost in Miami?


Closing costs on a home purchase can vary quite a bit depending on the specifics of the transaction. However, we can provide a general breakdown of what these costs could potentially include. Keep in mind that this is based on general real estate practices up until my last update in September 2022 and might be slightly different in Miami-Dade County in 2023:


1. **Loan Origination Fee:** This is what the lender charges for processing the new loan. This can be anywhere from 0.5% to 1% of the loan amount.


2. **Appraisal Fee:** This is the cost of having the home appraised to confirm its market value. This can range from $300 to $500, depending on the size of the home.


3. **Credit Report Fee:** Your lender will run a credit report as part of the loan approval process. This typically costs between $25 and $50.


4. **Underwriting Fee:** This is what your lender charges to evaluate


and verify your loan application. This can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.


5. **Title Search and Insurance:** These fees cover the cost of searching the property's records to ensure that you are receiving a clean title. The cost for this can vary significantly depending on the property and location but generally ranges from $500 to $2,000. Title insurance cost is typically a percentage of the purchase price.



6. **Survey Fee:** This is the cost of verifying the property boundaries. It generally ranges from $300 to $500.


7. **Escrow Deposit:** You may be required to put down two months of property tax and mortgage insurance payments at closing.


8. **Recording Fees:** The local government charges these fees to record the new deed. The amount varies by location.


9. **Transfer Taxes:** This is the cost of transferring the property from the seller to the buyer. The a


mount can vary by location. In Miami-Dade County, the transfer tax is typically 0.6% for single-family homes, plus an additional 0.45% surtax for properties not exceeding $5,000 in value. Properties valued above $5,000 pay an additional 0.6% (except single-family residential properties, which cap at the 0.6% rate).


10. **Home Inspection Fees:** While this isn't a closing cost, it's a pre-closing cost that is often required by lenders. This can range from $300 to $500.


Remember that these are just examples of some of the potential closing costs and that actual costs can vary greatly. It's crucial to work with a realtor or real estate attorney to get a more accurate estimate for your specific situation. Also, some of these costs can be negotiated with the seller to be paid by them as part of the sale contract.


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