You obtain title insurance from a licensed title insurance agent; I would not purchase it from a captive agent (that is, from the lender providing my loan, or from the realtor listing/selling the house).
Generally speaking, a title insurance producer is the same as a title insurance agent.
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Title examiners are typically employed by title insurance companies
The term title insurance means insurance that covers the loss of an interest in a property due to legal defects and that is required if the property is under mortgage. Most title insurance is lender's title insurance.
No it does not. Lenders Title insurance is a whole other form of coverage
Title insurance rates vary depending on if the transaction is a purchase or a refinance
who pays title insurance when selling a home
One could find a title insurance calculator in many different places. Some of the places in which one can find a title insurance calculator is from an insurance place like Republic Title.
You can get title insurance quotes from by doing a search on google or other search engines for title insurance and visiting one of the websites that offer title insurance quotes. There are some companies that will give you multiple title insurance quotes from more than one company by filling out just one form, and there are other companies that offer you one quote from their company. It is a good idea to shop around for title insurance companies and this is a great way to find and compare title companies and title insurance costs.
All of the title insurance underwriter as well as many many title agencies have websites that can direct you to a local agency in your state/county/community. Simply keyword into your web browser: title insurance search, title insurance, or title insurance companies. Many title insurance underwriters and agencies will pop up. A title search or Report on Title is a search and compilation of filed public records. A title insurance POLICY insures against acts & deeds of previous owners up until the time you take title/deed to the property.
If title insurance is not purchased at closing, then it can be purchased later. Generally a title insurance policy can be issued within 14 days of the closing.
As of 2011 the largest title insurance company by premium volume in the United States is First American Title Insurance Company.