What Do I Have To Do While In Escrow?

The key to any transaction as important as your sale, purchase, or loan, is to READ and understand your escrow instructions. If you do not understand them, you should ask your escrow officer to explain the instructions. Your escrow officer is not an attorney and cannot practice law; you should consult your lawyer for legal advice. Do not expect your escrow officer to advise you as to whether or not you have a “good deal” or are doing things the right way. The escrow officer is there to follow the instructions given by the principals in the escrow. In order to expedite the closing of the escrow, you should check with your escrow officer as to what specific items you could do to assist. Ask the question, “What can I do to expedite the closing of this escrow?” Respond quickly to correspondence. This will assist in the timely closing of the transaction. If you are required to deliver funds into the escrow, make sure that you provide “good” funds in the form required by the escrow officer. Company procedures differ in this regard and there are ways that you can help at the time of closing; check with your escrow officer. Do not give the escrow officer a personal check and expect the escrow to close immediately; the escrow can only close on cleared funds, and the processing of a personal check can take days, possibly even a week or more. When the escrow officer closes the escrow, some of you may want the closing papers, checks, title policies, statements, etc. made available immediately. There are many aspects to the closing of the escrow, and some of these cannot be processed on the day of the closing; they may take several days. If you have a special need, for example a cashier’s check on the day of closing, you should communicate that need to the escrow officer early in the processing of the escrow.


Location

308 West Oak Avenue
Visalia CA  93291
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Phone: (559) 733-1025
Fax: (559) 733-9002

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Payment Methods Accepted

Personal/Business Check
Cashier's Check
Money Order
Cash Accepted for Accommodations Only

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

Tulare County Escrow Co will not be taking any escrows as of January 1, 2018. We will be in our office finishing up our open files and when all is processed, we will be closing our doors.

Our business has always been unique as we were a family business and treated everyone that came into our doors as such. Our sister, Linda Reed, retired in 2011. After 39 years in this business, the other sister, Karen Niederreiter, will be retiring. The third sister, Leslie Silva, will be taking a "little part" of Tulare County Escrow with her as she starts working at Chicago Title Company in Visalia starting full time in February, 2018.

Mari Rippetoe will be working with Karen until all is processed and the audit is completed by the Department of Business Oversight.

This decision did not come lightly as Earl Parsons, Jr., our father, started this business in 1974. We believe he would be proud of how we followed in his footsteps and the decisions we have made.

Our thanks to you in the community that have used our Company. We appreciated assisting clients in the sale of their businesses, ABC License Transfers, Manufactured Homes, Home Sales and Refinances.

Any escrows that you would like to be opened with Leslie Silva can be done by emailing her assistant at kaytee.ferry@ctt.com.
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