What is a good faith estimate, and how does it help me?

A good faith estimate (GFE) is a document that includes a full breakdown of all fees and costs that you are responsible for by the lender at the time of closing on a home. The fees and costs are usually as follows:

  • Loan fees
  • Application fees
  • Appraisal fees
  • Attorney fees
  • Credit report fees
  • Reserves or escrow paid to third parties
  • Title and title search charges
  • Government charges
  • Flood certification
  • Additional charges

After October 2015, the GFE was replaced with Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure Form.

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