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Buying A Santa Clarita Home – Your First 2 Expenses

Buying A Santa Clarita Home – Your First 2 Expenses

One of the most popular questions I get from my Santa Clarita home buyer clients has to do with their closing costs. Typically what they want to know most about their closing costs is, how much they are, and when are they due.

I won’t get into the entire list of closing costs, but what you need to be most prepared for other than having the funds for all of them, are the two upfront closing costs that most home buyers have.

The 2 Upfront Closing Costs

The 2 closing costs that are upfront that you’ll need to have funds for almost right away, as soon as escrow opens, are for your home inspection and the appraisal.

How Much Are They?

I can’t give you an exact amount, but in the Santa Clarita Valley real estate market, I see most of my client spend about $250-$400 for their home inspection, and for appraisals, I see most of my clients spend about $500. The amount will vary based on numerous factors, which include the vendor used and the size or price of the home.

Typically many or most of your other closing costs can be paid with our closing funds at the end of the escrow. Your closing funds includes the remainder of your down payment.

Looking for expert help in the Santa Clarita real estate market? Ask Robert @ 661-373-2374.


Robert Mickalson

Robert & Lexie, at the Mickalson Group, are a top selling real estate team at Re/Max of Santa Clarita. With innovative marketing, negotiation mastery, and their focus on client care... the Mickalson Group brings the results their clients want and need. Specializing in the Santa Clarita Valley home market, they have gained the trust of hundreds of clients who refer them with confidence to friends and family. Interview the Mickalson Group for your real estate needs. Whether you're buying or selling, Robert & Lexie want to ensure your housing goals are met with success.

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