Real Estate Closing Costs, Part 1

Marc Diaz here. One thing I am quick to admit is that I don’t know much about much. Especially when it comes to the law or business. Laws are always changing, you never, ever know what a jury is going to decide and the experts in business – ha, they thought the subprime crisis would be a small blip on the radar. Also, to further undermine any credibility I have, let me mention that when I first heard about Google at a seminar in Austin, Tx in 2000, I remember turning to the guy next to me and saying, “Another search engine? What a waste”

That being said – I do know closing costs for selling a home in Memphis, Tennessee. I know closing costs for buying a home in Memphis, Tennessee also, but that’s a longer discussion and that will be Part 2.


  • how to calculate your closing costs for selling your home,
  • the difference between your loan balance and a payoff statement,
  • other hidden charges that can significantly affect how much money you net from closing.

Here’s a sample of a closing statement. The actual closing costs are on page 2, and the seller’s column is on the far right. Mock Closing Statement.

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