Origination and title costs on a $200,000 mortgage averaged $3,754 nationwide, down 7.4 percent from 2011, based on Bankrate’s annual survey. Origination fees declined 1 percent; while title and closing costs shrank nearly 12 percent. For the third straight year, New York had the highest closing costs at $5,435, followed by Texas at $4,619 and Pennsylvania at $4,467; while Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado had the lowest closing costs at $3,006, $3,193 and $3,199, respectively.
How do closing costs in Tennessee stack up?
The average closing cost on a $200,000 mortgage in Tennessee in 2012 is $3,747 (in line with the national average) — $1,587 for origination fees and $2,160 for title and closing costs.
Bankrate.com surveyed up to 10 lenders in each state in June 2012 and obtained online good faith estimates for a $200,000 mortgage to buy a single-family home with a 20 percent down payment in the state’s largest city. Costs include fees charged by lenders, as well as third-party fees for services such as appraisals and title insurance. The survey excludes taxes, property insurance, association fees, interest and other prepaid items.