What are Closing Costs?

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"Closing Costs" are the fees that pay for the various services involved when you sell or buy residential real estate. Sellers and buyers often negotiate these costs.

As the list below indicates, many of the closing costs result from getting your loan. At Peoples Discount Mortgage, we have extensive experience in residential mortgage lending, so we can compile a comprehensive list of mortgage-related closing costs in your "Good Faith Estimate".

The Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

Buyers get a "Good Faith Estimate" of closing costs around the time the loan application is submitted to the lender. The closing costs enumerated in the GFE are estimated based on Peoples Discount Mortgage's experience with mortgage loans, but costs often vary by small amounts between the GFE and closing. We will be glad to review the "Good Faith Estimate," answering questions and pointing out costs that sometimes change slightly at the closing table.

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 have completed your application. At Peoples Discount Mortgage, we don't believe in surprises, so if your costs change, we will be sure to let you know immediately.

Standard Closing Costs

Loan-Related Costs
  • Points — A fee paid to lower your mortgage interest rate (optional)
  • Appraisal Costs
  • Obtaining Your Credit Report
  • Interest Payment
  • Escrow Account
  • Various Taxes
  • Loan-related costs
Property Taxes
  • Transfer Taxes and Recording Fees
  • Insurance
Homeowners Insurance
  • Title Insurance
  • Flood or Earthquake Insurance
  • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
Peoples Discount Mortgage can answer questions about these closing costs. Give us a call at 909-660-8333.

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