Title insurance is a type of insurance policy designed to protect both homeowner and lenders from potential financial losses that could arise from covered defects in the title to real estate.

The following is a quick overview of how it benefits both homeowners and lenders alike, and why it’s worth including as part of your

Title insurance is a rapidly growing field in the United States.  More people purchasing homes and other real estate properties are choosing title insurance.  If you’re anticipating a real estate transaction in your future, you should do some research into how title insurance could benefit you.  It is estimated that over $9 billion of title

Residential real estate buyers and sellers often wonder what a real estate closing attorney does other than conduct the actual closing. There is much more than you may think. There may be as many as three or four attorneys at the closing representing the buyer, the seller, the lender and the title company.

Usually, the attorney’s office receives a copy of the contact of sale and a “title order” from the lender which provides additional information concerning the loan including the lender contact and the proposed closing date. The attorney then opens a file, enters into an engagement agreement with the client and conducts a title examination on the subject property.

A title examination involves examining the records at the Recorder of Deeds for forty to sixty years or more and is performed to determine the status of title and any encumbrances and liens on the property so that the attorney can arrive at a “title opinion.” The title opinion is used as the bases for the issuance of a title insurance commitment to the lender. Receipt of the title insurance commitment allows the lender to move forward with processing its closing documents. If there are title issues that result in an exception to title insurance in the commitment, those must be resolved before closing and the closing attorney will take appropriate steps.


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A short sale is when a lender agrees to a person or entity selling property at fair market value even if the outstanding mortgage against the property is more than that value. In such a case, the lender generally forgives the balance due on the loan after the sale occurs, and the borrower is not required to pay off the remaining balance (though this isn’t always true).

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Title insurance is an important type of insurance policy for anyone who owns property. But before one can understand why title insurance is so important, it is necessary to understand what a title is.

Whenever you buy a piece of land, you receive title to that land. This signifies your right, as the owner, to

Many entrepreneurs get their start in the world of business by buying an existing company rather than starting their own. Many people see this as a less-risky endeavor, although it still comes with plenty of challenges.

There are numerous steps you will need to take to ensure you are making the right move and covering

If you’re preparing to sell property in the U.S. Virgin Islands, it’s important to know all the steps you’ll need to take and items to check off your list. This is true whether you’re a first-time seller or an experienced real estate investor.

Below are a number things you will need to consider when selling