A Guide to Title Insurance 


 

TITLE

WHAT IT IS  Title is your right to own or use your property. Title also establishes any limitation on those rights.

WHY IT MATTERS  No homebuyer wants to inherit existing debts or legal issues that could interfere with their property rights in the future.

HOW YOU BENEFIT  Title determines how you can use or modify your property.

TITLE PROFESSIONAL

WHAT IT IS  Title insurance professionals examine or research public records to see if there are any problems or defects that could cause you legal issues. 

WHY IT MATTERS  The title professionals ensures the title search is completed,writes the title insurance policy and works to reduce your risk of ownership issues in the future.

HOW YOU BENEFIT  Your title professional has your back. They sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to, giving you peace of mind.

TITLE SEARCH

WHAT IT IS  A title search is an early step in the home buying process to uncover issues that could limit your rights to the property.

WHY IT MATTERS  Typically, if  title issues are discovered your title professional works to take care of them without you even knowing.

HOW YOU BENEFIT  The title search protects you from unknowingly inheriting a previous owner’s debts, legal obligations or other title problems.

TITLE INSURANCE

WHAT IT IS  There are two different types of title insurance: the owner’s policy and the lender’s policy. The owner’s title insurance policy is the best way to protect your property rights.The lender’s policy is typically paid for by the buyer and the owner's policy is paid for by the seller.

WHY IT MATTERS  Sometimes undiscoverable defects can come up after the title search. Title issues may include forgery, fraud or clerical errors. Owner’s title insurance is the best way to protect your investment and your ownership of your property.

HOW YOU BENEFIT  Every year, homebuyers in America protect the largest investment of their lives by purchasing owner’s title insurance. Owner’s title insurance protects your interests after you purchase your home.

CLOSING

WHAT IT IS  Closing is the final step in executing the home buying transition.

WHY IT MATTERS  It is the process that allows the transfer of ownership to occur.

HOW YOU BENEFIT  Upon completion of the closing process, you get the keys to your home!

 
 
 

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