What is title insurance and why do I need it?

  • You need title insurance when you purchase property to make sure there are no outstanding mortgages or liens on the property.
  • When you take ownership of the property, you don’t want to worry about an old mortgage coming up.
  • The title insurance carrier will do a search and your attorney will ensure that if there are mortgages or liens, they are taken care of at the closing so you have nothing to worry about.
  • After closing, you get an insurance policy and if something does pop up, the carrier will take care of it.
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