Question: How Do I Get Free Closing Costs?

What if I can’t afford closing costs?

Reduce Your Down Payment to Pay for Closing Costs

You may be able to lower your down payment and allocate some of those funds to pay for closing costs.

Making a lower down payment increases your mortgage amount and monthly loan payment.

Additionally, a lower down payment may mean you pay a higher mortgage rate.

Can lenders waive closing costs?

Many lenders offer what’s called a “no closing cost” or “zero closing cost” mortgage. With these mortgages, the lender will front many of the initial closing costs and fees, while charging a slightly higher interest rate over the duration of the loan. Once you are in your home, you’ll pay a larger monthly payment.

Will banks pay closing costs?

If you are putting down 20% of the sales price or more and bypassing mortgage insurance, a short sale bank is very unlikely to award credit for closing costs. Banks view buyers like this as flush with cash. If you can save 20% or more, you can probably pay your closing costs, too.

Can I buy a house without paying closing costs?

This is an easy way to buy a home with no closing cost or reduce the cost. A second way to pay the closing costs is to have them paid by using Lender credits. If a buyer cannot gather enough funds to pay the closing costs, a lender can grant Lender credits that will either reduce or completely eliminate these costs.