Topic 14.7: Closing Disclosure >

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this topic, you will be able to
• explain the major sections of the Closing Disclosure, and
• demonstrate ability to read and check the Closing Disclosure for errors.

Sample Closing Disclosure problem

Harold Byer purchases a home from Sarah Sellar for $245,000. The closing date is April 15, with the day of closing charged to the buyer. Harold is financing the purchase with a new 4% loan for 80% of the purchase price.

He gives the broker a $7,000 earnest money check. The seller will pay off the existing first mortgage of $126,540.65. Annual property taxes of $2,550 is the only item to be prorated.

The lender requires the buyer to purchase and pay for (before closing) a hazard insurance policy.
Buyer’s expenses include

  • points—1% of the loan amount,
  • origination fee—1% of the loan amount,
  • appraisal—$450. The buyer paid this at the time of loan application,
  • title insurance—$1,250,
  • credit report and other services—$406.00,
  • recording fees—$78,
  • survey—$425,
  • prepaid interest from April 15 through April 30,
  • documentary stamp tax on the note, and
  • intangible taxes on the mortgage.

Seller’s expenses include

  • commission—7%, and
  • documentary stamp tax on the deed.

Prorate the taxes

A. AmountB. Days in PeriodC. Daily Rate (A ¸ B)D. # of DaysE. Proration (C x D)

Calculate prepaid interest

A. Loan AmountB. Interest RateC. Annual Interest A x BD. Daily Rate (C /365 )E. # Days left in monthF. Prepaid interest due

Calculate documentary stamp taxes and intangible taxes

Documentary stamp tax on deed $245,000 ÷ 100 = 2,450         2,450 x .70 = $1,715.00  

Documentary stamp tax on note $196,000 ÷ 100 = 1,960         1,960 x .35 = $686.00  

Intangible tax on mortgage $196,000 x .002 = $392.00    

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