Any fees you are required to pay in advance before you receive a loan. This could include appraisal fees, loan origination fees and document preparation fees, etc.
Start-up cost in the beginning of a new project.
The total amount of cash you need to pay when you buy a home, minus the amount of your loan. Up front costs include your down payment, any closing fees you must pay-like broker's commissions or insurance charges-and the discount points you can use to lower your overall interest rate.