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How much does title insurance cost, and how long does it last?

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Purchasing title insurance is a one-time cost, there are no monthly premiums. The lender’s policy expires when the mortgage is paid in full, while an owner’s policy last as long you or your heirs retain interest in the property.

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Why is title insurance written to cover the value of the house and the land?

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If the title to the property fails or is defective, you will lose both the house and the land. Title insurance will provide you with both legal defense and, if necessary, reimbursement of the value of the title.

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Why is Title Insurance necessary?

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Title Insurance policies guarantee the absence of undisclosed liens and problems with rights of ownership, as well as protecting possession, control and disposition rights. It guarantees that you own your property. A loss of land or any title defect will result in financial loss, and title insurance offers protection from losing the investment. When a homeowner does not purchase title insurance, they are considered to be a “self insurer.”

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What does title insurance cover?

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Title Insurance protects you from title defects by defending your title in court at no expense to you. Title Insurance will correct and clear your title whenever possible, and compensate you for your loss, should one occur, including the cost of legal representation.

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What are title defects?

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There are countless ways that a title defect may cause a loss in title. A few examples include forged documents, undisclosed heirs, fraud, mistakes in legal document and recording, and unpaid taxes.

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What is Title Insurance?

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Title Insurance is basic homeownership protection that is essential to the security of your home and the protection of your title. Title Insurance protects not only your new home, but also the land that your home is on. Title Insurance policies guarantee the absence of undisclosed liens and problems with rights of ownership, as well as protecting possession, control and disposition rights. It guarantees that you own your property, subject to any restrictions or liens you have caused to be placed or assumed on the property.

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What do we need to bring to closing?

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Buyers, Sellers and any parties who will need to sign documents should bring a “Valid” Picture ID (Driver’s License, Military ID or other ID approved by TitleQuest) and a Bank Certified Check for any required funds.

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What is the Closing Process?

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The closing process involves the collection of documents and the calculation of the buyer and the seller’s expenses, obtained from a variety of sources. Closing costs may include, but are not limited to, recording fees, title insurance, storm water fees, prorated interest and property taxes, mortgage insurance premium, attorney’s or settlement fees, document preparation fees, homeowner’s insurance premium, and escrows for homeowner’s insurance.