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What would a ball park figure be for handling closing on a

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what would a ball park figure be for handling closing on a property I am selling in fishtown. I have the buyer.
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: 436 e girard ave
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: don't think so
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Attyadvisor replied 12 months ago.

Welcome and thank you for your question. I will be the professional that will be assisting you. Can you tell me the State that you purchasing in? Are you using a mortgage to finance the purchase?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
why are you asking me what state I am in. I gave the address thinking I was speaking to someone in Phila.
Expert:  Attyadvisor replied 12 months ago.

why are you asking me what state I am in.

Because the laws differ from State to State. The address was not familiar to me to recognize this was Philadelphia. Believe it or not there are Grand Avenues in every State.

Now that we know the laws vary and we know we are dealing with PA law can you tell me if you will be obtaining financing to purchase the home or is this a cash deal?

Expert:  LawTalk replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon,

New professional here. I'm Doug, and my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am not in Philia., but I have been a licensed attorney for more than 30 years and I have been a licensed real Estate Broker as well.

The ballpark closing costs for the sale of a property depend on whether you use a realtor who charged a 6% sale commission, or you avoid the Realtor expenses.

A Realtor handled sale will cost you 8%-10% in closing costs, while a Realtor-free sale will cost you on average 2% to 4%, of the sale price of the property you are selling.

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