fees vary big time. The best thing to do would be to contact multipe to receive an estimate so that you can get a feel for the prices in your area. You can also use quotes as a tool to lower prices with other attorneys.
This is a great question. I council all of my clients going through the home buying process to be aware of their entire financial picture. I suggest that they not make any large purchases or open new credit cards from the time they have an accepted offer on a house through the time they close. I also suggest they avoid having their credit pulled by anyone other than a mortgage broker or bank and that if they are shopping rates with multiple lending institutes, they do so within a small window of time so there is a limited impact on their credit score.... more