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Is Title Insurance a Waste of Money or a Necessity?

by Lightspeed Escrow | Dec 2 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Is title insurance a waste of money or a necessary part of the home-buying process? If you’re unsure, we’ll explain everything - read the article to learn more.

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When Are Property Taxes Due in California and How Are They Calculated?

by Lightspeed Escrow | Nov 27 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Having trouble understanding the tax process? When are property taxes due in California? How can you calculate them? Find out in a 5-minute read.

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Escrow 101: Is Earnest Money Refundable?

by Lightspeed Escrow | Nov 17 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

“Is earnest money refundable?” is one of the most common questions among buyers. Say no more! Read on to learn all about getting your deposit back.

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Escrow Surplus– All Questions Answered

by Lightspeed Escrow | Nov 10 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Find out what an escrow surplus is, if you are eligible for an escrow surplus refund, and when that escrow surplus check is coming in

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Earnest Money vs. Down Payment: What’s the Difference?

by Lightspeed Escrow | Nov 7 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Real estate terminology can really throw you for a loop. Tune in as we’re about to settle the “earnest money vs. down payment” debate once and for all

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California Escrow Requirements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Escrow

by Lightspeed Escrow | Oct 28 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Escrow can be daunting, so we’re here to help! In this article, you’ll learn the California escrow requirements and the necessary steps in the escrow process.

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Mortgage Escrow Account Pros and Cons

by Lightspeed Escrow | Oct 20 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

What is a mortgage escrow account and what are the escrow account’s pros and cons? Is it a specific type of escrow? Read on to learn all you need to know.

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Buyer Escrow Timeline - What to Expect from the Process

by Lightspeed Escrow | Oct 14 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Purchasing a home has a lot of moving parts, the escrow timeline being one of them. Prepare in advance by learning all about the escrow process flow!

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What Is Escrow Holdback and How Does It Work?

by Lightspeed Escrow | Oct 12 2022 | Real-Estate-Deals

Escrow holdback may benefit you in certain scenarios. However, this option isn’t available to everyone. Learn more about it here and see if you qualify.

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February 2nd, 2023

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Holding Escrow vs. Real Estate Escrow: What’s the Difference?

Holding Escrow vs. Real Estate Escrow: What’s the Difference?


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Pros and Cons of Seller Carry Back Loans & How Escrow Helps

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Why Do Homes Fall Out of Escrow? 5 Common Reasons

Why Do Homes Fall Out of Escrow? 5 Common Reasons


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