This is a standard within the industry, closing costs on a purchase transaction cost more than a refinance transaction. One reason is because there is an additional form of title insurance when buying a house that’s not required on refinance transaction. When you buy a house, there’s two forms of title insurance required when taking out mortgage loan financing.
Two forms of title insurance:
- Owners policy: which make sure that you’re not buying the house with what’s called a cloud on title wherein an additional lien or another party’s interest prevents the transfer of the property from the seller to you.
- Lenders policy: protects the lender against future possible litigation against another party claiming interest in the house you are purchasing.
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