The escrow company makes sure that the terms and conditions of the agreement between the two parties are met prior to the sale being finalized.
These are the pieces of paperwork that escrow companies usually look for:
You're ready to close when all parts are complete in escrow process. All outstanding payments and fees are taken and paid at this time (covering expenses such as title insurance, inspections, real estate commissions). You'll then secure the title to the home and the title insurance gets dispersed as outlined in the escrow instructions.
When closing is in it's last step, you'll pay the fees to the escrow company. I'll keep you updated on what comes next.
Often, to pay recurring costs while there's a loan on the house, a Mortgage Escrow Account is created. Usually, the home buyer makes a payment at closing and also makes regular deposits through their monthly mortgage payment to fund the Escrow Account.
Once you have the rules of the escrow process down, you can be a better buyer.
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