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Not trying to hijack the thread, but LoveKiss makes it sound like the 3-6% closing cost includes the property taxes. Everything I've read seems to treat closing costs as entirely different than the property taxes that will be due at closing. I feel more confused the further I get into the mortgage process :-?
As to OP's question, many times if a buyer asks for closing costs, (depending on your local real estate market and how much they want your house) they may actually offer ABOVE your asking price to account for what you would lose by paying closing costs. The important bit of information is that they will not be able to take out a loan for more than the house appraises for, so that may limit whether or not they can offer more than asking price. Conventional mortgages limit the seller to only pay 3% of the selling price to closing costs and FHA limits the seller to paying 6% of the selling price to closing costs.