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Underwood-Blog-Images-300x300An escrow is a tool used in real estate transactions to ensure that the purchase and sale of property occur as intended. At its core, it is merely the “holding” of significant property documents (like the deed) and the down payment for a piece of property. This ensures that the actual purchase of the property is not completed until all the conditions of the sale are actually met, such as the buyer officially obtaining a loan for the transaction.

As the California statutes put it, monies and evidence of title to property are “held by a third person until the happening of a specified event or the performance of the prescribed condition.” (Fin. Code § 17003.)

Escrow has numerous upsides, though it is admittedly an added expense on what it already an expensive transaction. Considering the importance of buying real estate, however, it is a safe option that ensures both buyer and seller leave the transaction satisfied.

Underwood-Blog-Images-1-1-300x300The deed to a property is the most important document a property owner has. It describes the title and its associated rights while operating as the grant of the property itself. But not all deeds are created equal. 

While grant deeds and quitclaim deeds are the most common tools for transferring title, they carry different warranties and convey fundamentally different property interests. These differences are immensely important, as they determine what rights a property owner actually has. The Underwood Law Firm, P.C. encounters both types of deeds with frequency and has the familiarity and skill to help title holders understand their rights.

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