How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House in Oklahoma?

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By Kristy Snyder Updated December 3, 2022


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The average home buyer in Oklahoma spends between $15,575 and $54,839 when purchasing a $187,915 home — the state median value.

Keep in mind, this is just the cost of buying a home. After you close, you'll still need to budget for all the ongoing costs of homeownership.

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Average cost to buy a house in Oklahoma

Expense Amount
Earnest money deposit (1-3%) $1,879 to $5,637
Down payment (3.5-20%) $6,577 to $37,583
Cash reserves $1,720 to $2,581
Closing costs (1.98%) $3,726
Inspection $211
Appraisal $211
Moving $1,250 to $4,890
Total $15,575 to $54,839
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Buyer closing costs in Oklahoma

While the other costs to buy a house in Oklahoma are pretty transparent, Oklahoma closing costs are a bit more nuanced. They're actually a series of smaller costs lumped together into one total. Here's a breakdown of all of the Oklahoma closing costs you'll likely pay when buying a home.

Closing cost Amount
Closing fee $188
Recording fee $47
Title service fees $398
Origination fee $940
Underwriting fee $600
Discount points $1,503 per point
Lender's title insurance $50
Owner's title insurance Typically paid by seller
Prorated property tax Varies
Transfer tax Typically paid by seller
Total $3,726
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Keep in mind, closing costs are often negotiable. However, to win the negotiation battle, you'll need a great agent who can work out a deal with the seller. Clever can match you with a top agent in your area that can get the seller to shoulder more of the above costs.

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Ongoing costs of homeownership in Oklahoma

Unfortunately, the cost to buy a house is just the beginning. After closing, you'll officially own the home and begin paying for the ongoing costs of homeownership.

Besides the expenses outlined above, you'll also want to consider private mortgage insurance (PMI) and homeowner's association (HOA) fees.

  • If you pay less than 20% as a down payment on your house, you'll probably have to pay PMI monthly until you get to 20% equity. For the average Oklahoma homeowner, this is between $82 to $277 a month.
  • Some neighborhoods have HOA fees for the care and maintenance of common areas. The national average is around $250 per month.

» MORE: The true cost of homeownership

Top ways to save money when buying a house in Oklahoma

1. Look into better financing options

Paying off debts and getting your credit in the best shape possible before applying for a loan will help you get a better interest rate, which will lower your monthly payments for the life of the loan.

You can also shop around to compare lenders so you get the lowest fees and interest rates available. It may be a good idea to enlist the help of a mortgage broker if you're not sure how to go about vetting lenders.

2. Participate in home buyer programs Oklahoma

There are a number of local home buyer programs in Oklahoma — just check the HUD’s website to see if the city you’re buying in has an available one for you. There is also the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s statewide Homebuyer Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance, which offers up to 3.5% of your loan amount.

You may also apply for the USDA’s Section 502 Direct Loan Program, which provides assistance to low-income individuals and families looking for affordable housing in rural areas.

» MORE: First-time home buyer programs everyone should know about

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