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Escrow is also a contractual arrangement in which a third party—usually the escrow officer—maintains money and documents until the deal is done.
How escrow works
The escrow agent is a third party—perhaps someone from the real estate closing company, an attorney, or a title company agent (customs vary by state), says Andy Prasky, a real estate professional.
The third party is there to make sure everything during the transaction proceeds smoothly, including the transfers of money and documents. Escrow protects all the relevant parties in a real estate transaction by ensuring that no funds from your lender and property change hands until all conditions in the agreement have been met.
Along the wa ...
Monday, January 21, 2019 / by Michael O'Neal
1. Calhoun’s Crawfish Co.
The Baytown staple was a clear crowd favorite in VisitHouston’s 2018 poll. Their secret to success? Their very own seasoning, which gives the crawfish a juicy, never dry taste. Add corn, mushrooms, cajun sausage or potatoes for an additional price. Calhoun's Crawfish Co. is open Friday & Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. On Sundays the restaurant opens at noon and closes when the crawfish are gone
2. Crawfish Shack
Many votes were cast for this favorite by locals who loved the authentic Cajun taste. Their original location is in Crosby and there’s also one in Magnolia. Whether you eat there or get your crawfish at th ...
Friday, January 11, 2019 / by Michael O'Neal
HOUSTON — (January 9, 2019) — The Houston real estate market set new records in 2018 despite uncertainty across the region when the year began, with many survivors of Hurricane Harvey still rebuilding their homes and lives. Single-family home sales for the full year surpassed 2017’s record volume by nearly four percent. However, as 2019 gets underway, housing inventory remains constrained – still sitting below its more balanced pre-Harvey levels.
According to the Houston Association of Realtors’ (HAR) 2018 annual report, single family home sales rose 3.8 percent to 82,177 while sales of all property types totaled 98,323, a 3.7-percent increase over 2017’s record volume. Total dollar volume for full-year 2018 jumped 21.5 percent to a record-breaking $28 billion.
“We entered 2018 cautiously optimistic that the H ...