If the money in your escrow account is projected to be below your minimum balance at its lowest point in the 12-month period, you have a shortage. This can happen if the taxes or insurance premiums for the previous 12 months were more than expected. Or, if they're estimated to go up in the next 12 months.
You can make up a shortage in 1 of 2 ways:
- Pay it in full. Send a check for the full amount and we’ll put it in your escrow account.
- Pay it over 12 months. We’ll add a portion to your monthly payment.