3 Ways to Protect Your Escrow Deposit

You’ve handed over a chunk of money to show your interest in a home purchase. Make sure you don’t lose it. You’ve made an offer on a property, the seller has accepted, and maybe you’re about to sign a contract. Now it’s time to put some money down to show that you’re serious about moving forward. The amount of money a buyer puts down (and when it’s put down) varies by state and local market. For many, it’s a few thousand dollars, up to three percent of the purchase price. In some parts of the country, it can be up to …