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FHA defines which closing costs are allowable as charges to the borrower. The specific costs and amounts that are deemed reasonable and customary are determined by each local FHA office.

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FHA Requirements

Closing Costs and Allowable Charges

While FHA requirements define which closing costs are allowable as charges to the borrower, the specific costs and amounts that are deemed reasonable and customary are determined by each local FHA office. All other costs are generally not allowed and are usually paid by the seller when buying a new home, or paid by the lender when refinancing your exising FHA loan.

FHA Closing Costs
  • Lender's origination fee
  • Deposit verification fees
  • Attorney's fees
  • The appraisal fee and any inspection fees
  • Lender's origination fee
  • Cost of title insurance and title examination
  • Document preparation (by a third party)
  • Property survey
  • Credit reports (actual costs)
  • Transfer stamps, recording fees, and taxes
  • Test and certification fees
  • Home inspection fees up to $200

Allowed in an FHA refinance loan are wire transfer fees, courier fees, reconveyance fees, and fees to payoff bills.

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