Forgive me if this is answered elsewhere, but I haven't seen anything after a bit of searching.I am trying to estimate what I need to save for all of my upfront costs related with a home purchase. This is to set a savings target as well as to get a better estimate of how soon a home purchase will be feasible within the price range that I have targetted.I have a good estimate already of the necessary downpayment, moving costs, cost of some furniture I will "need" to add. The thing that I am missing is a good estimate of typical closing costs, fees, and other expenses that are a part of the home purchase process. Could somebody point me towards something like this?Second, I understand that in some instances, closing costs are paid by the seller as part of the negotiation between buyer and seller, and are de facto rolled into the purchase price. How common is this arrangment? Are there other situations that could reduce the amount of money that I pay up front?The area that I'm looking at has many satisfactory homes in the 28%/36% area, and this forum has been instrumental in guiding me in the very early stages of my first home purchase. Thanks very much to everybody who has helped so far, and to everyone willing to help with my present and future questions.
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