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Escrow Accounts in a Nutshell

I’m going over what an escrow account is and why it’s important.

An escrow account is something that the banks often require you to use when you have a mortgage on a property. This type of account is insurance for the bank to make sure you are and will be able to pay your obligations and that you’ll have the money saved for taxes and insurance.

When that escrow account gets set up with the bank, principal, interest, taxes, and insurance automatically go into your escrow account so that you can make your payments. In Iowa, your taxes are due in September and March. Your insurance is usually due one year after you bought the property and every year recurring after that.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.

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Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in West Des Moines, IA. Tim helped my wife and I find our first home back in 2009. He got to know us and figured out what we were looking for, and he found the perfect house for us. Over the next few years he helped us buy an apartment building and two other houses, and last year when we decided to sell one of the houses  he made the selling process easy and fast. The things I like best about working with Tim are his deep understanding of both the local hou…