but having worked in loan servicing where my job was basically handling the escrow on mortgages, I just wanted to throw in my two cents. I would very carefully read over that escrow statement. If anything doesn’t make sense call the mortgage company and ask them to explain it. That is a really large overage (anything over $500 was questioned in my job) and has to have a pretty significant change in something. If you have any feeling that something isn’t right question it now. I have seen too many mortgage payments become almost unaffordable due to escrow issues.