What are Closing Costs?

"Closing Costs" are the fees that cover various services involved when you sell or buy a home. Buyers and sellers usually negotiate the payment of these costs.

Many of the costs associated with buying a home are associated with getting a loan. Since Victoria Capital Mortgage Company is highly experienced with mortgages and closings, we are closing cost experts.

Loan Estimates (LEs)

Buyers get a "Loan Estimate" of closing costs around the time the loan application is submitted to the lender. The closing cost estimate comes out of our past experience. It's important to note that while our LEs are very precise, we can't always estimate your closing costs to the penny. We will be glad to review the "Loan Estimate," answering questions and pointing out costs that sometimes change slightly at closing.

We've provided a general list of closing costs below, but we will provide you a specific list of closing costs, with amounts, soon after you complete your loan application. At Victoria Capital Mortgage Company, we don't believe in surprises, so if your costs change, we'll be sure to let you know immediately.

Standard Closing Costs

Loan-Related Costs
  • Up-front Interest Payment
  • Escrow Fees
  • Various Taxes
  • Loan Origination Fee
  • Points — lower your mortgage interest rate (optional)
  • Appraisal Costs
  • Credit Report
Property Taxes
  • Transfer Taxes and Recording Fees
  • Insurance
Homeowners Insurance
  • Flood or Quake Insurance if applicable
  • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
  • Title Insurance

Victoria Capital Mortgage Company can help you understand closing costs. Call us: 408.399.0103.