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Estimated Closing Costs

Co-operatives (Co-op) Estimated Costs
Buyer’s Attorney $1,450 +
Managing Agent Application Fee $750
Credit Report (on Each Applicant) $50 to $75 +
Lead Paint Disclosure $0 to $50
Mansion Tax 1% of price when over $1 million
Move-In Deposit $500 to 1,000 (typically refundable if there are no damages to hallways, elevators, etc.)
Maintenance Adjustment Proration of one month
Origination Fees/Points 0% to 3% of loan value
Application, Credit Check, etc. $500
Bank Attorney $450 to $800
UCC-1 Filing $50 +
Short-Term Interest Up to one month
Recognition Agreement Fee $250
Lien Search $250

Condominiums Estimated Costs
Buyer’s Attorney $1,450 +
Origination Fees/Points 0 to 3% of loan value
Application, Credit Check, etc. $500
Bank’s Attorney $450 to $800
Real Estate Tax Escrow 2 to 6 months
Recording Fees $150
Mortgage Tax 1.8% of mortgage on loans under $500,000, and 1.925% of mortgage on loans of $500,000 and over
Appraisal UCC-I Filing $50 +
Title Insurance Approx. 0.5% of purchase price
Building Search $250 +
Managing Agent Fee $250 to $500
Common Charge Adjustment Proration of one month
Real Estate Tax Adjustment 1 to 5 months
Title Closer Fee $100 to $150
Mansion Tax 1% of price when over $1 million
If Purchase from Sponsor (New construction/conversions)
NYC Real Property Transfer Tax 1% of purchase price up to $500,000
.425% of purchase price over $500,000
NYS Transfer Tax $4/$1,000 of purchase price
Sponsor’s Attorney Fee $1,450 +
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