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TITLE INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURING TRUSTS

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Resources  Title & Escrow
In today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property. The following may help you understand a few of the requirements of the title insurance industry if title to property is conveyed to the trustee of a living trust. What is a trust? An agreement between a trustor and trustee for the trustee to hold title to and administer designated assets of the trustor for the use and benefit of one or more beneficiaries. Can a tru... read more
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TITLE INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURING TRUSTS

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Resources  Title & Escrow
In today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property. The following may help you understand a few of the requirements of the title insurance industry if title to property is conveyed to the trustee of a living trust. What is a trust? An agreement between a trustor and trustee for the trustee to hold title to and administer designated assets of the trustor for the use and benefit of one or more beneficiaries. Can a tru... read more
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TITLE INSURANCE WHEN REFINANCING YOUR LOAN

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Resources  Title & Escrow
Lower interest rates have motivated you to refinance your home loan. The lower rate may save you a tremendous amount of money over the life of the loan, but you should also expect to pay the lender the typical closing costs associated with any new loan, including service fees, points, title insurance protection and other expenses. Why do I need to purchase a new title insurance policy on a refinanced loan? To the lender, a refinance loan is no different than any other home loan. So, your lender will want to insure ... read more
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UNDERSTANDING PRELIMINARY REPORTS

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Resources  Title & Escrow
After months of searching, you’ve finally found it -- your perfect dream home. But is it perfect? Will you be purchasing more than just a beautiful home? Will you also be acquiring liens placed on the property by prior owners? Have documents been recorded that will restrict your use of the property? The preliminary report will provide you with the opportunity, prior to purchase, to review matters affecting your property which will be excluded from coverage under your title insurance policy unless removed or e... read more
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UNDERSTANDING TITLE INSURANCE

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Resources  Title & Escrow
What is title insurance? Newspapers refer to it in the weekly real estate sections and you hear about it in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home you may be familiar with the benefits of title insurance. However, if this is your first home, you may wonder, “Why do I need yet another insurance policy?” While a number of issues can be raised by that question, we will start with a general answer. The purchase of a home is one of the most expensive and important purchases ... read more
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