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The 2 Mortgage Guys explain benefits of escrow

This week on Show & Tell with The 2 Mortgage Guys we'll explain how escrowing works when included in your mortgage payment. We'll explain the benefit and advantage of escrowing your taxes and insurance as well as what could happen with future payments.

Ryan Minick and Steve DeLon are The 2 Mortgage Guys. Subscribe to their newsletter or visit them at www.The2MortgageGuys.com.

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