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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.

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