Closing Costs For The Condo Seller

By: Thomas Cook

Closing Costs For The Condo Seller

There’s a lot to think about when you’re moving, so many of us forget to investigate the various costs associated with closing a deal.
Following is a summary, which was prepared with the assistance of a legal expert, that will give you a guideline for some of the costs you may incur when you are selling your condominium.
Generally, the closing costs associated with a sale are substantially less than those involved in a purchase.
Here’s The List...
Real Estate Commissions plus HST
Real estate commissions for agents working in the Toronto area are typically in the range of 4% to 5.5% of the sale price of the property, plus HST.
Legal Fees plus HST
Generally, legal fees will range from $1,000 to $1,400 plus disbursements. The fee may be different if there are one or more mortgages being discharged on the sale.
Mortgage Discharge Fees
Most mortgage companies require a discharge fee ranging between $100 and $250 to reimburse them for their administrative costs.
Additionally, if the mortgage is being discharged prior to its maturity, a lot of mortgages provide that there will be a three-month interest penalty for early discharge, or an interest differential, whichever is greater.
However, in the case of a main-line bank lender, typically mortgages provide a “portability” feature, which means, in effect, that the three-month interest penalty will be waived if the seller transfers their existing mortgage from the home that the seller is selling to the home being purchased.
Status Certificate Costs (applicable to condo owners)
Your condo corporation will charge between $100 to $150 (depending on if you order it directly from the Corporation or get it online) to issue a Status Certificate.
Organize Final Billing Readings
Also remember to tell utility companies, such as your electricity and gas suppliers, the Toronto realty tax department, and your cable/internet provider the date of closing so that all final billings are made and you are no longer responsible for any utility or tax charges after the transaction closes.

How To Estimate Your “Cash In Hand” After You Sell
Here’s an easy way to figure out how much money you will likely have in your hand after you sell your home and the deal closes.

After the listing is signed, we will create an Excel ‘Net Cash In Hand’ spreadsheet for you showing what your net would be for a range of selling prices.

Thomas Cook

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