There are costs of buying a home that go above and beyond the actual sales price. In California these are negotiated in the offer and most of the time the seller pays the bulk of the costs. There are a few exceptions to this and as mentioned…it’s negotiated. The bulk of the buyer paid costs are loan related and usually include prepaid items and origination costs.
Although most home buyers know they’ll be paying some costs, it’s good to have an understanding of some of the smaller fees and costs. Here is a look at some of the lesser known fees in buying a house that buyers should know about and budget for.