When you’re buying a home for sale in Lake City, your real estate agent will talk to you about escrow.
But what is escrow, and how does it protect you whether you’re the buyer or seller?
What is Escrow?
In real estate, the term escrow refers to a secure area where important items – like your earnest money check and your real estate purchase contract – are kept safe. An escrow company manages an escrow account, and when the transaction is complete, the escrow company steps away.
The escrow company takes in documents as each step toward closing is completed. Contingencies, for example, need to be filed with the escrow company – so once the home inspection is done, the escrow company makes note of it. The same is true with other tasks the buyer or seller needs to complete, like repairs or home financing.
Escrow protects everyone involved in the transaction by ensuring that no money changes hands until every condition in your agreement has been met.
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