Understanding Escrow

Understanding Escrow

What is Escrow – Part 1

Buying a home is an exciting event, but the process of completing that purchase can be complex. When you make an offer on a property and sign a sales agreement with the seller, the next step is to open an escrow account. This account keeps funds and paperwork in the care of a neutral third party – like an escrow or title company – until all the requirements of the sale have been met.

Watch this video to learn more about the process, keeping in mind that many aspects of the escrow process vary depending on local customs.

What is Escrow – Part 2

To complete the purchase of your home, you’ll have a major role to play throughout the escrow process. Your escrow officer will be required to follow the closing instructions and meet the requirements outlined in the sales contract you and the seller previously signed. It’s important to direct any questions regarding the escrow process to your escrow officer, and any questions about your loan directly to your lender.

Watch this video to learn more about closing your transaction. And congratulations on your new home!

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