Posted by PatrickMD on April 11, 2000 at 23:16:09:
Thanks, John, that sounds just what I was looking for. I asked the bank teller if a photocopy of the check was appropriate and she thought it would be, because the name of the person as it appeared printed on the signed check matches the name on the mortgage as well as the note. She meant well, but it didn’t sound like it was enough. So, I thought I’d ask the pros. That’s a warning I’ll heed, too. When I was a teenager, one of my best friend’s father was a top Realtor with his own company. He collected escrow for clients as well. One weekend he didn’t come home. Not only did he take all the money, he left a wonderful wife and four of the most prescious kids to pick up the pieces! I didn’t understand the financial end of it at the time, but I sure understood the pain he caused! Thanks for the heads up.