Closing costs generally refer to fees mandated by mortgage companies and third parties. Pre-paid expenses and escrows are also included in closing settlement statements and are frequently referred to as closing costs, but they are really a separate category. Information on pre-paid expenses and escrows for Melrose MA mortgage closings is offered in this blog.
Melrose MA Pre-paids
Pre-paid expenses are items payable at closing but actually cover a future time frame. Common pre-paid charges are insurance and interest. Homeowners insurance has a yearly premium that must be paid all at once. Some buyers pay the amount directly to the insurance provider prior to the closing, while others do so at the closing. Interest is another pre-paid cost. Mortgage payments are typically paid in arrears, so they cover a past month. For example, if you purchase real estate January 15th, your first monthly payment would be due on March 1st, and it covers the month of February. So there is no payment to cover January 15th-31st. The interest for that time frame is due at the closing as pre-paid interest.
Escrows for Melrose MA Home Purchases
Escrows are monies placed in a holding account, known as an escrow account, and disbursed when needed. They are set up to cover regularly billed fees such as private mortgage insurance (PMI), real estate taxes, and property insurance. Every month, included in the regular mortgage payment, a certain amount is directed into the escrow account. When PMI, taxes, or insurance payments are required, the appropriate amount is withdrawn from the escrow account. This accomplishes two goals. First, it eliminates the difficulty of borrowers having to budget for the large lump sum fees. Secondly, the mortgagor ensures that the payments are made, which preserves their interest in the home. Escrows are not offered by all mortgage companies, but it is typical for mortgages with small down payments.
Information On Pre-paid Expenses And Escrows For Melrose MA Mortgage Closings
The cost of pre-paid expenses and escrows will differ depending on the time of year or day of month. Closing close to the end of a month will reduce pre-paid interest. Pre-paid taxes and escrows will depend on the location and when tax statements are due. If minimizing funds required for closing is important, discuss the time frame with your real estate broker and mortgage advisor. For additional resources or guidance on the above “Information On Pre-paid Expenses And Escrows For Melrose MA Mortgage Closings”, you may reach John Martino at Lanergy Solutions via phone at 781-662-0900 or email at email@example.com.