Real Estate

Ask Toni & Maria – Real Estate Column #9

“Ask Toni & Maria” is a real estate column written by Toni Gilardi and Maria DiTullio from Elite Boston Landmark Realty. Have them answer your questions in an upcoming column by emailing

Q)   Hello Toni and Maria,

I’m a first time home buyer and I was wondering how much money should I put aside for closing cost?

Thank you, Michael

A)   Hello Michael, The answer depends on what kind of mortgage terms and amount you have agreed to with your lender.  The leader should provide you with a “truth and leading statement” that will reflect an accurate account of your closing cost.

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