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Escrow Agent

A third party who agrees to hold funds or assets in escrow. The escrow agent provides this service to two parties in a transaction until certain conditions are filled. The escrow agent holds the assets until the transaction is finalized and then gives them to the appropriate party. See also: Bulk sales escrow.
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Escrow agent.

An escrow agent is the person or group that holds certain of your assets in an escrow account while you negotiate the final terms of a contract.

For example, if you are buying a home, the escrow agent would hold the down payment you make when your offer is accepted until the purchase is finalized.

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escrow agent

A person or firm who agrees to hold funds for others and disburse them according to lawful instructions.

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In view of the regulatory scheme, the trial court reasonably found that a certificate of insurance coverage for an escrow agent is a written instrument, the alteration of which supports a forgery charge because it is a public record with legal efficacy.
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This bill provides that an unauthorized person may not, in connection with the purchase and sale of real property: transact business using the term "escrow" or words of similar import; or circulate, simulate, or advertise that the business is regulated as an escrow agent. These restrictions do not apply to: certain financial institutions; attorneys; persons licensed pursuant to chapter 475 (real estate brokers, sales associates, schools, and appraisers); title insurance agents licensed pursuant to s.
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(8) When the government made the payment to the escrow agent, the DSCC set off amounts owed by CCP under unrelated contracts.