Title Insurance Protects Your Biggest Investment

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Purchasing a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. Before closing on the house, you'll want to know that no individual or entity has a lien or claim to the property.

A title company ensures that your new home won't surprise you with expensive 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 insurance company searches the property's title history. The title company can almost always identify any title problems and have these problems cleared-up before you close on the property.

Real Estate law is extraordinarily complex. 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 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. Title insurance usually covers:

  • Contested title — Someone, usually a previous owner or occupant, claims they still own the property or have not given up their claim. If this happens, the title company will defend your title at no expense to you.
  • Defective title — "Defective title" covers any number of problems with the title to your home. It can even include a "contested title". Defects are rare, but they can be very difficult, making the property inaccessible, unbuildable, or unsaleable. Any number of other complex problems define "Defective title." The title company will uncover these problems, or should they miss them, protect you from financial loss - up to the amount of the policy.

Polaris Mortgage Group, LLC can answer questions about title insurance and many others. Give us a call: (860) 928-6600.