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we don't have that sort of fee in the US in most jurisdictions.  I remember it pissing me off when we bought a house in the UK.   But you got to pay somewhere/somehow and I could hardly cry poverty at the time.

Still transaction costs are ugly.  We often pay far higher real estate commissions (5-6%) + loan fees, title insurance etc such that between buyer and seller as much as 10% extra is spent.

100% agree that step changes are stupid as someone said in this thread.

by HiD on Tue Mar 27th, 2007 at 03:47:01 AM EST
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