When buying a home, the price of the home itself is not the only cost a person will generally have. For one, there are a wide range of different fees that can come up during the closing process, including mortgage-related fees.
How much in costs a homebuyer will ultimately face in relation to a real estate closing can be influenced by a variety of things.
One is the state in which they are making the purchase, as average closing costs differ between states.
Bankrate’s website has a report on the average closing costs in the 50 states and Washington D.C. In calculating this average, the report asked for fee estimates from multiple lenders for one standard type of real estate purchase. For the states, the estimates were for purchases in one of the state’s major cities. The estimates were collected in June of this year. The average cost compiled includes origination fees by lenders and certain third-party fees, but does not include every type of fee closing can involve.
The report indicates that Louisiana is pretty middle of the pack when it comes to average closing fees. The average closing cost the report calculated for the state was $2,164. This was less than $40 off from the national average, which was $2,128. The total puts Louisiana 23rd overall for highest closing costs.
Another thing that could impact how much in costs a homebuyer ends up incurring in relation to a real estate closing is how well the various legal issues related to the closing are handled. Mistakes when it comes to such issues could delay and complicate the closing process and lead to additional costs. This is among the reasons why high-quality legal guidance can be such a key thing for a Louisiana homebuyer to have when navigating real estate closing matters.