Why do title companies provide escrow service?
The function of the escrow officer is very closely related to title examination. The buyer will be given an opportunity to review and accept a preliminary title report prior to closing escrow. The buyer's instructions will enumerate the exceptions or encumbrances allowed to remain on the property at closing. To assure compliance with the buyer's instructions, the title company must re-examine the records of the title at the time of closing and, ask the escrow officer to deliver the necessary title insurance policies and documents, and disburse the funds.
When an escrow is placed with the title company, the control of title documents and records is centralized under "one roof." The escrow officer has the complete facilities of the title plant at his/her fingertips.
How does the seller benefit from an escrow?
The seller is assured that the transaction will be properly and promptly closed. Specially trained personnel will see that every detail of the instructions is carefully followed, and that title will not pass to the buyer until the purchase price is fully paid, or the seller's provision as to security for unpaid balances is fulfilled. If the seller intends to use part of the purchase price to satisfy liens on the property, the escrow provides an efficient method for paying off the lienor.
How do others benefit from an escrow?
Real estate brokers, attorneys, and lending institutions, among others, confidently use escrow as a sure method for coordinating many of the details in a real property transaction. The reliability of your title company, as an escrow officer, creates a team with these specialists to effect a smoother, more efficient, and timely closing.
How does the buyer benefit from an escrow?
The buyer is assured that the transaction will be closed in accordance with the buyer's instruction and that the funds will not be paid to the seller until the transaction is properly completed. If the buyer needs to use the property as security for a loan to pay part of the purchase price, the escrow guarantees the lender that the title is exactly as required, and provides a safe method for delivery of loan proceeds or security documents.
OIH Escrow Services only for Real Estate-related Transactions?
No, Escrow Services are available for any party who wish to benefit from the security and transparency of a transaction. It can be used for import and export goods, M&A, documents, tiles, leases, trust deeds
What is the Cost?
The cost is based on the transaction value. Please call or email us for a quotation.