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What is title insurance for?

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2009-01-18 04:36:05
2009-01-18 04:36:05

Title insurance protects you against hidden problems with the ownership of the property, i.e. if the seller doesn't have full rights to sell. It insures that there are no liens or mortgages left unsatisfied on the property. When a buyer purchases a property, title insurance protects them from any claims of ownership, lien, or mortgage placed on the property before the buyer takes title to the property. If the information upon which the title insurance is based is incorrect, and a claim is asserted against your ownership of the home, then the policy indemnifies or protects you from experiencing a financial loss directly attributable to a claim that is covered by the policy.

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