According to a 2013 survey carried out by Bankrate, closing costs have risen 6% nationwide from last year, and Florida is no exception.
The 20th most expensive state in 2012, Florida has jumped to 9th on the list, and the numbers considered don’t even include title insurance, taxes, and other fees. The average closing cost across the country is $2,402, while in Florida that number is slightly bumped up to $2,517.
However, there are several ways you can personally get your closing costs down as low as possible:
- Talk to the lender
Although fees and taxes aren’t able to be negotiated, the lender may occasionally be open to lowing some of the underwriting and processing fees.
- Look for a good deal
Don’t just go with the…