Your home is the single most important and costly asset you will probably ever own. Problems with the title to your property can limit your use and enjoyment of real estate, as well as bring financial loss. Protection against hazards of title is available through a unique coverage known as Title Insurance. Unlike other kinds of insurance that focus on possible future events and charge an annual premium, Title Insurance is a one time payment and is a safeguard against loss arising from flaws and defects existing in the title.

How it starts

Insuring your Title begins with a search of the public land records for matters affecting the title to real estate concerned. The search process provides warnings of title flaws that must be dealt with before the property can change hands.
Here are some examples of flaws:

  • Deeds, Wills, and Trusts that contain improper vesting and incorrect names
  • Outstanding Mortgages, Judgments, and Tax Liens
  • Easements
  • Incorrect Notary acknowledgements

Protection from the Unknown

Even the most experienced and capable title expert cannot ensure that defects in the Title exist. Public Records do not reveal every detail. Your Title Insurance Policy will protect you from unforeseen Problems such as:Pen and Contract

  • Mistakes in recordings of legal documents
  • Forged Deeds, Releases, or Will
  • Undisclosed or missing heirs, including spouses
  • Deeds by persons of unsound mind
  • Fraud
  • Deeds executed under invalid or expired power of attorney
  • Liens for unpaid taxes
  • Deeds by minors

Professional Work

Once we, as title professionals, find these title issues, we then work to remedy any problems that could keep you from having a “clear” title.