120 Vantis Drive Suite 300 Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 US

(949) 770-8380

Serving The Needs of Real Estate Professionals and Their Clients

What Does It Cost?

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Either party can pay any of the costs

Unlike a traditional real estate transaction either party can pay any of the costs.  


The money does not need to be seasoned.  Many traditional real estate transaction are delayed or cancelled because funds coming into the escrow have not been seasoned.  Meaning the money was not in someones account for a long enough period of time to satisfy the lender in the transaction.


Money coming into the escrow can come from any source as long as it is wire transferred into the escrow account.  This eliminates any possibility of the government declaring that the funds were laundered in any  way.  


Trust Solutions facilitation fee

The facilitation fee is 1% of the properties value as determined by the Real Estate Purchase Contract.

  1. The minimum fee is $3,500
  2. The maximum fee is $10,000
  3. Commercial and multi unit properties will be more.

Escrow Fee

The escrow fee is a flat $750.  This is the entire escrow fee not the fee for each party.


We only use independent escrow companies.  The company of choice is The Escrow Source in Laguna Niguel.  


The Escrow Officer is Michelle Rahe.


Title Insurance is issued for each trust

California Title Company issues  all of our title insurance.  We use their standard rates.


Legal Fee

Unlike a living trust that could cost up to $2,500 the legal fee to set up the trust is only $350.  


management fee

There is an ongoing monthly management fee.  The fee is .5% of the trust properties value at the time it was placed into the trust divided by 12 and paid monthly.


EXAMPLE  $500,000  x .5% = $2,500 dollars per year.  $2,500 divided by 12 = $208.33


We believe that is to much to pay so we have a maximum fee of $150 per month.


Reserves

As part of the initial up front  costs the Trustee must receive through escrow an amount equal to 2 months total payments.  


These funds are held in a segregated non-interest bearing account.  The funds are held in reserve so that if an incoming payment is late the Trustee will still be able to make the current payments and not put the Sellers credit at risk.