Homebuying Guide

What to expect when you’re expecting to close on time.

Settlement Fees

Review homebuying costs and other important information homebuyers need to know ahead of closing.

Transfer / Recordation Taxes

For DC, MD & VA homebuyers, explore homebuying taxes paid at closing in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Title Insurance Premiums

Calculate your homebuying title insurance premium for enhanced or standard coverage.

Homebuying + Closing Costs

Approximately 70% of closing costs that are variable are title-related, including the insurance premium and service charges. Try our online Quick Quote tool and our free app Close It! to calculate your closing costs today.

When buying a home, you will need closing funds beyond the down payment. As a general rule, you should tack on 3% to 6% of the purchase price to account for closing costs. Closing costs can be sorted into 3 money buckets: title insurance premiums, title service fees and taxes.

Read This: What to Expect, Prepare for Closing

REAL Credit™

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REALegal™

Homebuyers who close with us receive peace of mind with up to 2 hours of free legal counsel.

REAL Safe™

Homebuyers, explore contactless closing options designed to keep our community healthy & safe.

Homebuying in DC, MD or VA?

What is title insurance?

Your title insurance policy saves you money & the headache of a legal hassle should a lien, fraud, claim or other title matter present itself down the road.

Pre-closing Guide

Homebuying in DC, MD or VA – our Pre-Closing Guide will help you navigate the homebuying process.

Post-closing Guide

Your homebuying journey is over, but closing is not complete. Discover what happens to your file after closing.

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Homebuying Costs Explained…

Homebuying costs include taxes, lender fees and title company fees that a homebuyer pays at settlement. Watch this video to prepare for the process.