Holding Escrow Funds

Metro Title can hold earnest money deposits and post-closing deposits that are placed in individual, segregated accounts at an FDIC-insured bank. To proceed, we need the following documents:

  • A copy of the agreement between the parties (e.g., the purchase and sale agreement). The agreement should include a description of Metro Title’s role in regard to the funds. Examples of the recommended language for this part of the agreement are included in the Resources section. Alternatively, the parties may sign a separate Escrow Agreement.
  • W-9 form completed by the party depositing the funds with Metro Title, if the funds are to be placed in an interest-bearing account.

Help with 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

Metro Title can get you started on the path to a 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. The capable people at First American Exchange Company or Investment Property Exchange Services will guide you through the process from beginning to end. Give us a call, and we can send you information on the basics of a 1031 Like-Kind Exchange.

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