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Understanding the Duties of an Escrow Agent

Understanding the Duties of an Escrow Agent

When you enter the real estate market for the first time, you might hear some unfamiliar terms. For instance, you've probably heard escrow mentioned before, but maybe you're not sure just what an escrow agent has to do with buying a home. If that's the case, here's a...

Legal Escrow Agents: Licensed vs Unlicensed

Legal Escrow Agents: Licensed vs Unlicensed

The term "escrow" denotes a financial agreement. This agreement involves three parties: the buyer, the seller, and a neutral third party- your escrow agent. The agent holds the funds or assets until the buyer and seller agree upon their terms and fulfill them. One of...

Your Key Guide to Finding the Right Escrow Agent

Your Key Guide to Finding the Right Escrow Agent

The process of buying and selling a house contains elements that can be very confusing to both home buyers and sellers, alike. Having a good agent to walk you through the process can remove challenges and make your homeownership journey a smooth one. For some people,...

What You Need to Know About an Escrow Agreement

What You Need to Know About an Escrow Agreement

Venturing into real estate is more than just knowing about the property you’re buying or selling. There’s more to look into to ensure that the transaction is as smooth as possible. One thing most homebuyers overlook is escrow, which is a key element to every real...

2020 CABB Virtual 4-Day Conference

2020 CABB Virtual 4-Day Conference

At Bay Area Escrow, we're a proud sponsor of CABB's 2020 Virtual Conference. Join your fellow business brokers, intermediaries, and industry professionals for this online event, scheduled for September 17-18 and 24-25. To make the conference easier on your schedule,...

What are the Potential Pitfalls in a Business Purchase?

What are the Potential Pitfalls in a Business Purchase?

A business purchase involves a lot of consideration before you make a final decision. Unfortunately, pitfalls are par for the course, so it's important to be aware of some of the most common ones. Read on to learn more before you get anywhere near the business escrow...

Keys to Keep in Mind During a Merger

Keys to Keep in Mind During a Merger

Mergers come in different forms and sizes. This business strategy is not just all about expansion. There are many benefits to a business merger. Of course, the main purpose of any business merger is its potential growth. The acquiring company has the opportunity to...

Steps Within a Floating Home Sale

Steps Within a Floating Home Sale

If you're browsing escrow blogs, you're probably already considering a major sale or purchase. In particular, floating homes are more popular than ever, especially in the Bay Area. But if you've got your heart set on a floating home, there are a few factors to...

Commercial Escrow During the Pandemic

Commercial Escrow During the Pandemic

Are you thinking about buying or selling a business? If you need to manage commercial escrow during the pandemic, there are a few tips that can help you do it responsibly and effectively. Read on to learn more. Avoid Making Mistakes on Forms While this is crucial any...