How do Closing Costs Work?

"Closing Costs" are the fees which pay for the various services involved when you sell or buy a home. Sellers & buyers often negotiate to determine who will pay different portions of these costs.

As you'll see below, many of the buyer's costs cover the costs of originating the loan. At Michigan United Mortgage, LLC, we have extensive experience in residential mortgage lending, so we can provide you with a comprehensive list of mortgage-related costs in your "Loan Estimate".

Loan Estimates (LEs)

Buyers get a "Loan Estimate" of closing costs around the time the loan application is submitted to the lender. This cost estimate comes out of the loan officer's past experience. Please note that while our LEs are very accurate, we can't always estimate your closing costs to the penny. We will be glad to review the "Loan Estimate," answering your questions and highlighting costs that sometimes change slightly at the closing table.

We've provided a general list of closing costs below, but we'll provide you a specific list of closing costs, with amounts, soon after you complete your loan application. At Michigan United Mortgage, LLC, we don't believe in surprises, so if your costs change, we will be sure to let you know immediately.

Standard Closing Costs

Loan-Related Costs
  • Taxes
  • Loan Origination Fee
  • Points — These are costs you pay up-front to lower your mortgage interest rate (optional)
  • Appraisal Costs
  • Pulling Your Credit Report
  • Up-front Interest Payment
  • Escrow Fees
Property Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Transfer Taxes & Recording Fees
Homeowners Insurance
  • Title Insurance
  • Flood / Quake Insurance
  • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Michigan United Mortgage, LLC can help you understand closing costs. Call us: 810-844-2224.