What You Need To Know About Arizona Closing Costs
Arizona Closing Costs – Buyers & Sellers Costs
Arizona Closing Costs are expenses related to buying or selling a home. Or refinancing of a property. For buyers, Arizona closing costs add to the total cost of a home.
For sellers, Arizona closing costs reduce the proceeds from the sale of their home.
Arizona Closing Costs may result from legal requirements. Other costs may be a matter of local custom and practices. The Arizona Residential Purchase Contract identifies who pays what costs.
But who pays which costs is a negotiable item when buying or selling a home.
The items included in closing cost vary by state. Be familiar with the typical Arizona closing costs to avoid surprises at closing.
What Are Closing Costs For Arizona Buyers And Sellers
Typical Arizona real estate closing costs incurred by the Seller and Buyer in an ordinary real estate transaction are:
-Cost of clearing title
-Certificate of title
-Abstract, continuation, title insurance.
-Escrow fee (Share with Buyer)
-Interest in arrears on old loan
-Prepayment penalty on old loan
-Home Owner Association transfer fees and assessments
-Home Warranty Policy (Share w/ Buyer)
-New loan or loan assumption fees
-Deed and mortgage recording fees
-Escrow fee (Share w/Seller)
-Reimbursement to seller for prepaid taxes
-Appraisal and inspection fees
-Prepaid Interest on new loan
-Wood Infestation/Termite inspection
-Home Warranty Policy (Share w/Seller)
Fixed Costs And Pro-Rated Costs
Many Arizona closing costs are fixed. Other costs are prorated between the buyer and seller based on the closing date. For example, real property taxes and prepaid HOA dues.
In most situations, the seller incurs the expenses while they owned the home. The buyer is responsible for expenses from the date the transaction records. The close of escrow date.
Please note, there are special considerations and limits on some of the expenses.
After accepting an offer, your realtor should provide you an “Estimated Cost Sheet” during the inspection period. Their estimated cost sheet shows the Arizona closing costs you will incur. But please understand, it’s an estimate. The numbers will change.
A few days before the Close of Escrow date the escrow officer prepares the final Alta Settlement Statement. One for the buyer and one for the seller. The Alta Settlement Statement shows the Arizona closing costs for each party.
Whether you are buying a home, or selling one, you need to know the closing costs before signing the closing documents. Ask your realtor to explain the steps in the real estate transaction at the start of your home search. Or home listing.
There shouldn’t be any surprises during your home search or when listing your home.
How Much Are Closing Costs
The easy answer is “it depends”. It depends on the state in which you are buying or selling a home. Some states require attorneys tbe involved in the transaction. Others don’t.
Active Adult or 55+ communities in Tucson, AZ will charge a “Capital Improvement Fee” to the buyer of a home. Sellers want the buyer to pay it. But ts negotiable.
Closing costs in the higher cost states can reach up to 5% of the price of the home. In lower cost states around 2%. So the broad brush answer in 2% to 5% of the price of the home.
But ask your Realtor what closing costs will be in your location. And have them prepare and estimated cost sheet for you. It may eliminate any surprises.
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