What Exactly Is An Escrow?
An escrow occurs when a neutral third party holds the documents and monies involved in a real estate transaction and ensures that all conditions of the transaction are met. Escrow also refers to a special account that a lender establishes to hold monthly installments from the borrower to cover property taxes and insurance.
What Does An Escrow Holder Do?
An escrow holder is a neutral third party who takes instructions based on the terms of the real estate transaction and, when necessary, the lender’s requirements.