The real estate closing. So what is escrow? I suspect you have heard these words before. In simple terms, escrow is the real estate closing period when both the buyer and seller are contractually obliged to the deal and all that’s left is to finalize the details and securely transfer funds and title. A title company gathers the documents and the funds “in trust” and delivers the documents to the appropriate parties in a trust capacity if all conditions to the transfer have been satisfied. This process with the receipts and disbursements is documented in the “sellers closing statement”, “buyers closing statement” and the HUD statement, which is prepared by the title company.
Time flies. A typical 30 day close goes a lot faster than you think. From inspections to financing, the closing period can be a bit stressful, but the good news is that you’re almost finished with your real estate transaction. Click here to learn the details.
Let’s look at some specific questions sent in by DearMonty readers from across the country. Read more Q&A articles about the “Closing” stage of the Home Selling process: