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Estimating Net Proceeds

Once you've been given an estimate of market value, you can get a rough idea of how much cash you might walk away with when the sale is completed. This can be particularly useful as you start looking for another home to buy.

From the estimated sales price, subtract:

  • Payoff figure on your present mortgage(s)
    Broker's commission
    Any prepayment penalty on your mortgage
    Attorney's fees if any
    Unpaid property taxes

In addition, we can tell you whether local customs or rules expects the buyer or seller to pay for the following items:

  • Goods & Services Tax
    Property Purchase Tax
    Survey Fees
    Inspections and repairs
    Recording Fees Searching Title
  • Drafting documents
    Costs of clearing title
    Appraisal Fee
    Home Insurance

As far as closing costs are concerned, you and your eventual buyer may agree on any arrangement that suits you, no matter what local practice dictates. Leslie will assist you in estimating what your final closing costs will be. It is difficult to predict what the exact closing costs will be when you negotiate with a particular buyer.

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