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What's Included in Closing Costs?

Adam answers in April's edition. 

Question: What is typically included in closing costs and how much should I expect them to be? Currently I’m looking to finance a Cessna 182 and want to determine the total costs of financing.

Answer: Closing costs are the real costs incurred by the lender to document the loan. These typically include fees associated with preparing and mailing the loan documents, credit/background checks, and, in some cases, title and escrow. Most of our lenders’ closing costs run between $500-$800 for a C182. If the lender does not offer in house title and escrow, this would be additional fees. Title and escrow generally costs $600-$700 and is often split between the buyer and seller. 

Closing can become complicated if you don’t know what to expect. Let AOPA Finance help you through the process. Give us a call at 800.627.5263.

Question: I have been looking at several Bonanzas, but every time I start negotiations with the seller, they opt for cash buyers. Is there something I can do to get the financing in place before I negotiate the sale?

Answer: If you have an age range and purchase price in mind, it would be recommended to get pre-approved. The pre-approval will take care of the credit underwriting so that when you find an aircraft you can confidently make an offer. Closing can be completed within a few days upon signing a purchase agreement if a pre-approval is already in place. Approvals are typically valid for 90 days with the rates locked for the first 30 days.

If you are ready to get pre-approved, please call us at 800.627.5263 and we can send you an online application to get started.

Have questions for Adam? He is happy to answer them. Submit your questions here. Great rates. Great terms. Helpful and responsive reps. Three good reasons to turn to AOPA Aviation Finance when you are buying an airplane. If you need a dependable source of financing with people who are on your side, just call 800.62.PLANE (75263) or click here to request a quote.

Adam Meredith
Adam Meredith
President of AOPA Aviation Finance Company
Adam Meredith, the longtime president of AOPA Aviation Finance Co., died after a long battle with cancer in December 2023. He is remembered for his passion for helping fellow pilots, leading a team devoted to putting flight training and aircraft ownership within everyone’s reach.

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