Anticipated closing costs

There are certain basic expenses accompanying closing the sale of a house. These expenses are usually split between the buyer and seller, as instructed in the sales contract. Many are universal, but there are nuances to each, so you'll want a real estate expert in Rhode Island to help show you through your transaction.

Closing costs that are tied to your mortgage    (Click here for more information)

  • Points (optional)
  • Appraisal Fee
  • Credit Report
  • Interest Payment
  • Escrow Account

Taxes commonly paid at closing    (Click here for more information)

  • Property Taxes
  • Transfer Taxes and Recording Fees

At closing, these fees are often due    (Click here for more information)

  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Flood or Quake Insurance (optional)
  • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) (optional)
  • Title Insurance

Sellers: As we hammer out your sale, not only will I work to get the highest sales price, but I'll also advocate for limited closing costs. And once we've come to an agreement, I'll give a detailed list of the closing costs so you are informed of exactly where your money is going.

Buyers: If you're purchasing a home in Washington County, you will get a "Loan Estimate" (LE) of closing costs within three days of submitting your loan application. The estimate is based on the loan officer's previous experience and is required to be within an appropriate range so you're not startled when you reach the closing appointment. I'll be willing to look over the LE with you, answering your questions and highlighting any estimates that seem unusual.