Do Home Builders Pay Closing Costs?

Posted on May 15, 2023

When building your dream home, it’s important to factor in every expense that comes with the purchase, including closing costs. Far too many home buyers are unaware of what closing costs to expect or who pays them. While the buyer usually pays closing costs, home builders sometimes offer incentives to help offset this expense.

What are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are the fees associated with finalizing a real estate transaction, including things like appraisal fees, title search and insurance fees, home inspection fees, and lender fees. The exact costs vary by location, lender, and type of home loan, but they can add up to several thousand dollars.

Who Pays Closing Costs?

Traditionally, it’s up to the buyer to pay closing costs. In some cases, a home seller may offer to cover some of the costs. But in new construction, the responsibility for paying closing costs is less clear-cut.

Do Home Builders Pay Closing Costs?

Some builders offer incentives to help buyers with closing costs and other home-buying expenses. These vary by builder and location but may include discounts on the home price, cash-back at closing, or interest-rate buy-downs.

Keep in mind that builders don’t usually cover the full cost of closing, so be prepared to pay some costs out of pocket, even if you receive an incentive. Also, be aware that some incentives are subject to certain conditions, such as using a preferred lender or closing within a specific timeframe.

Save on Closing Costs with a Custom Home Builder in Oklahoma City

At Landmark Fine Homes, we frequently offer deals to help our clients save on the home purchase price, closing costs, and mortgage interest rates when they choose our preferred lender. We also have incentives for buyers purchasing a home outright.

Over the past two decades, Landmark Fine Homes has become one of Oklahoma City’s premier custom home builders with a reputation for exceeding expectations. We offer a diversified product line of custom and pre-built homes ranging from $200K to $1.5 million. Call us today at 405.400.8616 or contact us online to learn what money-saving deals are currently available.

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