Posted by Kristine-CA on September 30, 2003 at 15:42:03:
Barb Chan: I’ve been told that escrows are handled a little differently in northern CA, but I’m sure there is someone who does double closes. It’s two escrows and two policies–and not necessarily twice the work.
Try First American. Make sure that you state very clearly that you will be opening two escrows, one to buy and one to sell. And that you are looking for someone who will allow you to use your buyer’s funds to fund your purchase. Ask other investors who they use. Call some real estate attorneys and ask which title/escrow companies they recommend.
The issue of seasoning is real with quick re-sales. I sell to only cash buyers or those with hard-money loans. If you tell the agent you are working with that you are doing cash deals (if you are), they may be more enthusiastic.
Happy hunting. Sincerely, Kristine