Title Insurance = Peace of Mind

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Buying a home will likely be the biggest investment you make in your lifetime. Before closing on the house, you'll want to know that no individual or entity has a claim or lien to the property.

A title insurance company ensures that your new property is free of encumbrances and other legal obstacles.

For a modest, one-time title insurance premium, you will receive continuous title insurance protection equal to the purchase price of the property or its current market value.

The title company searches the property's title history. Through its research, the title company can almost always identify any title problems and have these problems cleared-up prior to closing.

Real Estate law is extraordinarily complicated. Title companies make sure that all the T's are crossed and all the I's are dotted so you don't end up with a clouded title and legal problems. Your title insurance owner's policy will describe the property and outline any recorded limitations on your ownership. It will also set forth the title insurance company's responsibilities should any claim covered by the policy terms arise. Typically your title insurance will protect you in the following cases:

  • Contested title — Someone, usually a previous owner or occupant, claims they still own the property or have not given up their claim. In this case, the title insurance company will defend your title and will cost you nothing.
  • Defective title — This is a general term for a legal problem with the title that cannot be corrected and includes "contested title" above. Defects are rare, but they can be very difficult, making the property inaccessible, unbuildable, or unsaleable. Any number of other complicated problems define "Defective title." The title insurance company will uncover these problems, or if they miss them, insure your loss up to the amount of the policy.

Executive Lending Group can answer questions about title insurance and many others. Give us a call: 4056158543.

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