Real estate tip: Buyer beware of commingling

What does my real estate broker do with my down-payment check?

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Your broker should deposit your check in a trust account. If your broker places the check in a personal account, they're guilty of commingling–which is when funds held in trust are mixed with other funds–even if they weren't trying to cheat you. *** Send a Letter to the Editor for publication.Send a comment or news tip to our newsroom. Please include the headline of the story....