US brokerage firm ziprealty.com has partnered with closing.com to allow users to view local, real time estimates of the closing costs involved in buying ziprealty.com properties.
closing.com lists closing services to allow users to compare and evaluate offerings in their area. The website explains that live rates from its database of over 125,000 vendors will now be accessible to ziprealty.com users. This will include rates for title insurance, home inspections, pest inspections, appraisals, and notary and home warranty services.
“This partnership with closing.com will help our clients understand all costs involved in a home purchase so they can budget appropriately, especially first-time buyers who are looking to take advantage of the tax credit extension that expires this spring,” said ziprealty.com president and CEO Patrick Lashinsky.
ziprealty.com, which was founded in 1999, operates in 36 major US markets.