Fees

Fees

The fees outlined below are for informational purposes only. Additionally, the details of your transaction (i.e. the lender you have chosen) can impact your closing fees.

Deed Preparation
for Conveyances with No Consideration - $200.00

Sales Agreement Preparation
(Prepared by Shafer Law Firm) - $200.00

Seller Closing Fee - $500.00

Buyer Closing Fee*
without Title Insurance - $500.00
with Title Insurance through Stewart Title - $300.00 ($200.00 courtesy discount)

*The majority of real estate transactions will include title insurance

Title Insurance is not homeowner’s insurance, but it is just as important. Title Insurance protects property owners from financial loss due to potential defects in the title to their property. It is a onetime, upfront cost and it provides protection to the property owners, up to their purchase price, until they decide to sell.

Examples of Potential Defects in title to property:

  • A mortgage of a previous property owner was never satisfied at the Recorder’s Office. Because the property is the bank’s collateral, the bank still has an interest in the property and could foreclose, regardless of the fact that the current property owner is not the mortgagor.
  • Prior owners never paid their taxes and a lien was filed against the property. The current property owner is now responsible to satisfy this lien.
  • The property was at one time conveyed out of a deceased property owner’s estate and an heir to the property was never notified of the sale. Now this heir wants to claim his interest in the property and may legally have a right to do so.

Title Insurance rates are based on the purchase price of your property. The rate will be the same for all purchases under $30,000. It then increases for every $1,000 added to the purchase price. Title Insurance rates are regulated by the state and do not change, regardless of which settlement agency or law firm you choose to use for your transaction. The chart below is a simplified range of title insurance rates and does not include the cost of any endorsements your bank may require. Please call our office for more detailed information.

 

Purchase Price Title Insurance Rate
$0 – 30,000 $569.00
$30,001 – 40,000 $576.41 – 643.10
$40,001 – 50,000 $650.51 – 711.50
$50,001 – 60,000 $717.77 – 774.20
$60,001 – 70,000 $780.47 – 836.90
$70,001 – 80,000 $843.17 – 899.60
$80,001 – 90,000 $905.87 – 962.30
$90,001 – 100,000 $968.57 – 1,025.00
$100,001 – 110,000 $1,030.70 – 1,082.00
$110,001 – 120,000 $1,087.70 – 1,139.00
$120,001 – 130,000 $1,144.70 – 1,196.00
$130,001 – 140,000 $1,201.70 – 1,253.00
$140,001 – 150,000 $1,258.70 – 1,310.00
$150,001 – 160,000 $1,315.70 – 1,367.00
$160,001 – 170,000 $1,372.70 – 1,424.00
$170,001 – 180,000 $1,429.70 – 1,481.00
$180,001 – 190,000 $1,486.70 – 1,538.00
$190,001 – 200,000 $1,543.70 – 1,595.00
$200,001 – 210,000 $1,600.70 – 1,652.00
$210,001 – 220,000 $1,657.70 – 1,709.00
$220,001 – 230,000 $1,714.70 – 1,766.00
$230,001 – 240,000 $1,771.70 – 1,823.00
$240,001 – 250,000 $1,828.70 – 1,880.00
$250,001 – 260,000 $1,885.70 – 1,937.00
$260,001 – 270,000 $1,942.70 – 1,994.00
$270,001 – 280,000 $1,999.70 – 2,051.00
$280,001 – 290,000 $2,056.70 – 2,108.00
$290,001 – 300,000 $2,113.70 – 2,165.00
$300,001 – 310,000 $2,170.70 – 2,222.00
$310,001 – 320,000 $2,227.70 – 2,279.00
$320,001 – 330,000 $2,284.70 – 2,336.00
$330,001 – 340,000 $2,341.70 – 2,393.00
$340,001 – 350,000 $2,398.70 – 2,450.00
$350,001 – 360,000 $2,455.70 – 2,507.00
$360,001 – 370,000 $2,512.70 – 2,564.00
$370,001 – 380,000 $2,569.70 – 2,621.00
$380,001 – 390,000 $2,626.70 – 2,678.00
$390,001 – 400,000 $2,683.70 – 2,735.00
$400,000 and up $2,740.70 and up

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