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What is Escrow?

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Let's talk about "escrow". An escrow agent is brought on to assure your home closes on time and the transaction goes smoothly. When money is held by a third party in a transaction between a buyer and a seller, it's in escrow. For example, in an online transaction, PayPal is the reliable third party that obtains the buyer's cash, and then disburses the payment to the seller.

The escrow company makes sure that the terms and conditions of the agreement between the seller and buyer are met prior to the sale being completed.

These are the legal documents that escrow holders usually look to collect:

  • Loan documents
  • Tax statements
  • Fire and other insurance policies
  • Title insurance policies
  • Terms of sale and any seller-assisted financing
  • Requests for payment for various services to be paid out of escrow funds

You're ready to close when all parts are done in escrow process. All expenses like title insurance, inspections and real estate commissions are paid. Title to the property is then given to you as new owner and related title insurance is issued as outlined in the escrow instructions.

When closing is completely finished, you'll make a payment to the escrow company. As your real estate professional, I'll inform you of the acceptable way of paying.

The Escrow Holder Will:

  • Write escrow guidelines
  • Perform a title research
  • Meet the bank's standards as noted in the escrow agreement
  • Intake funds from the buyer
  • Prorate tax, interest, insurance and other fees according to instructions
  • Record deeds and other legal documents as instructed
  • Obtain title insurance policy
  • Close escrow when all instructions of seller and buyer are met
  • Disburse payments and finish instructions

The Escrow Holder Will Not:

  • Tell you what's best - the escrow agent must stay at a fair, third-party status
  • Dispense opinions about future tax estimations
The Escrow Holder Will:
The Escrow Holder Won't:
  • Prepare escrow guidelines
  • Perform a title inquiry
  • Comply with lender's requirements as written in the escrow agreement
  • Intake funds from the buyer
  • Prorate interest, insurance, tax and other payments according to instructions
  • Record deeds and other paperwork as instructed
  • Request title insurance policy
  • Close escrow when all instructions of seller and buyer are complete
  • Disburse funds and finalize instructions
  • Tell you what's best - the escrow agent stays a neutral, third-party status
  • Dispense opinions about the outcome of your taxes

Mortgage Escrow Account

A Mortgage Escrow Account is established to pay rolling fees while there is a loan on the house. Escrow Accounts are contributed to monthly by the home buyer (who is now the homeowner), but there is also a lump sum that goes into the account at closing.

Now you know more about how to close on your future home. And, you can be a more informed home buyer and future homeowner.

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