According to a analysis of closing costs conducted by Bankrate.com, Texas came in as the state with the second highest closing costs at an average of $4,619, behind only New York. The national average for closing costs is $3,754.
“The main lesson of this survey for consumers is to shop around for at least three different estimates. While no one is going to move to a new state just because closing costs are lower, it’s important for people to realize that there is variation even within their neighborhood, and that they can save by being an educated consumer,” said Greg McBridge, Bankrate.com’s senior financial analyst.
States in the Midwest have the lowest average closing costs with Arkansas, Iowa, Colorado, and Kansas being among the top 5 lowest states. Missouri came out as the least expensive state with closing costs averaging $3,006.
Overall the national average for closing costs dropped 7 percent compared to 2011 because the average cost of title insurance and other third-party fees decreased by 12 percent. Origination fees only decreased 1 percent in the same time frame.
To see more about the survey, including the average for each state and the survey conditions, visit Bankrate.com.
To learn more about local closing costs and loan fees, please contact Robert at 512.791.0229 or email him at Robert@RobertJFischer.com.
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