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What is an escrow shortage?

This means your escrow account has insufficient funds to make all the necessary payments for property taxes and insurance. This can happen for a few reasons:

  • An unanticipated increase in your property taxes or insurance.
  • A tax payment is owed by the 15th of the month, so the disbursement happens a month earlier to avoid the possibility of a late fee.
  • If the taxing authority provides a discount for early payments, an earlier disbursement may occur.
  • A change in insurance companies occurs during the 12-month escrow cycle. This may cause an earlier disbursement date than previously projected.


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