You've decided to stop paying rent and enter the world of homeownership. For many, this is the single greatest financial investment of your life (except for marriage, but I digress). I'm sure you have friends and family who have told you all about the process, and you already know where you want to live. You've done your homework. But here's 5 things to know you have in addition to a mortgage when saving your pennies for the closing table.
You know about the down payment, and you know how much the furniture you're going to buy costs. But just to get a mortgage costs money. You'll also have some closing costs, paid to both the lender and title company. These can range from the lenders origination charge to any of the…