Escrows and the HUD 223(f) Loan Program
Assets in escrow are those held by a third party on behalf of two other parties prior to the completion of a transaction. Examples of things held in escrow are money, funds, and securities. When it comes to HUD 223(f) loans, a loan will typically require an escrow account to hold funds during the closing process. In addition, HUD 223(f) loans require funds for taxes, insurance, and replacement reserves to escrowed on a monthly basis. Replacement reserves can vary based on a project’s individual needs, but are currently set at a minimum of $250/unit per year.