It’s time to gather funds for the 2nd earnest money check.
Typically these funds range between 2% â€“ 5% of the purchase price. Check your contract for the exact amount of earnest money needed. Remember if the 2% â€“ 5% earnest money fee is the TOTAL amount of earnest money due so when you pay the 2nd earnest money check you need to deduct the 1st money check from the total due.
The day the second earnest money check is due will be stated on your contract. Typically, the due date for the second earnest money check is about 2 weeks after the contract is executed. It’s important that you start gathering the funds for your second earnest money check now so the funds are available when you need them. Usually, it’s acceptable to pay the earnest money using a personal check, but check your contract to verify that a certified check is not required. We’ll let you know when it’s time to drop off the second earnest money check and where to drop it off.
As a reminder, the earnest money is part of your down payment. So, if you were planning to put down $50,000 as a down payment and your total earnest money paid was $20,000 then you will only need to bring an additional $30,000 to closing for your down payment.
If you have any questions, please call us at 954-464-5434 or email me at Linda@CrossroadsRealtyTeam.com.