Escrow is the process where a neutral, third party is hired to gather all the information needed by the parties to close the transaction, including receiving funds and documents, completing and filing required forms and obtaining release documents for any loans or liens that are paid off as part of the transaction.
Typical documentation collected by the escrow agent/holder includes:
Upon completion of all escrow instructions, the closing can take place. All outstanding payments and fees are collected and paid, and title to the property is transferred and the title insurance issues, as dictated by the escrow instructions.
An Escrow Agent/Holder does the following:
An Escrow Agent/Holder does NOT do the following:
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