Closing and Fees

The Closing

Once all the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement have been fulfilled, and all closing conditions satisfied, the transaction is closed and the safe and accurate transfer of property and money has been accomplished.
Signing papers at closing

Division of Charges

The method of dividing the charges for the services performed through the closing or as a result of closing varies from place to place. The fees and service charges to be divided might include, for example, the title insurance policy premium, closing fee, any transfer taxes, recordation fees and cost in connection with any loan being obtained. Unless there is some special agreement between the buyer and seller as to how these charges are to be paid, local custom will generally be followed in drafting the instructions to the escrow holder as to how they are to be divided.


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