Escrow is a legal arrangement for delivering documents or funds to a neutral third party, to be held until a particular event happens or condition is performed. Once the event or condition happens, the subsequent release of those documents or funds to another party will occur.
Questions and answers about a real estate escrow By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 27, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – What is escrow? Why is escrow important for real estate transactions? Who opens the escrow? When is escrow closed? Find out the answers to these and other questions by watching this informative study video designed to […]
CFPB Takes Action Against Settlement Services Provider for Steering Consumers to Affiliated Business By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 2, 2017) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against real estate settlement services provider Meridian Title Corporation for steering consumers to a title insurer owned in part by several of its executives without making disclosures […]
“The Department of Real Estate is committed to educating consumers, its licensees and the public at large about important real estate matters that affect the purchase, sale and financing of homes in California,” said Real Estate Commissioner Jeff Davi. “I hope this pamphlet on escrows will be a valuable tool for those who are involved in residential real estate transactions,” Davi added.