Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions

  • what is escrow?

    An escrow is:
       An arrangement made under contractual provisions between transacting parties, whereby an independent trusted third party receives and disburses money and/or documents for the transacting parties, with the timing of such disbursement by the third party dependent on the fulfillment of contractually-agreed conditions by the transacting parties, or
       An account established by a broker, under the provisions of license law, for the purpose of holding funds on behalf of the broker's principal or some other person until the consummation or termination of a transaction;[1] or,
       A trust account held in the borrower's name to pay obligations such as property taxes and insurance premiums.