RESPA regulates the real estate closing process (closing costs, consumer disclosures, etc). For those who really want to know RESPA this is your link!
As a seller you can expect to be asked about providing closing cost assistance. In this day of stimulus plans I call it "seller assisted stimulus monies!"
As a buyer, go ahead and request it...and remember, all is negotiable! The seller may kick in a contribution but they may just lower the selling price.
When buying or selling, the key is to keep talking until you get a deal that
Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida.