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Title Protects highlights stories from around the country that show the benefit and worth of an owner's title insurance policy. Do you have an article to share on the worth of the land title insurance industry? Email it to ALTA's manager of public affairs, Wayne Stanley.

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2014
October 29, 2014 Title Insurance is Champion of Ownership Rights
The St. Augustine Record | October 28, 2014
In the never-ending battle for truth, justice, and clean title to real estate, Title Insurance is the champion of your ownership rights. From easements to inheritance, no claim is too small or too large for an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy—your Title Insurance company is there to fight for you.
August 20, 2014 Title Insurance Protects You from the Past
St. Louis Suburban Journal | August 20, 2014
New homeowners Sam and Jill Brown got a knock at their door one afternoon and were surprised to find a process server who was there to serve them with notice they were being sued by the estate of John Johnson, who claimed to own their home.
August 20, 2014 Is Title Insurance Necessary for Buyers?
The Washington Post | August 15, 2014
Perhaps the best way to illustrate why you need owner’s title insurance is to share a real-life situation involving a recent graduate who had just landed his first well-paying job and decided to buy his first home in Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2014 Why is title insurance so vital when purchasing a home?
The Record | May 2014
A weekly column that answers questions about title insurance!
April 22, 2014 What is Title Insurance?
My Realty Times | April 22, 2014
The article provides an overview of title insurance.
April 21, 2014 Title Insurance: The CT Scan and MRI for your real estate transaction!
My Realty Times | April 2014
This article explains the extremely critical function of title insurance in the homebuying process.
April 18, 2014 Title Insurance is an Essential Purchase
Arizona Central | April 2014
Attorney Christopher Combs answers a question about title insurance, reminding consumers that title insurance should be purchased during any transfer of interest.
April 5, 2014 Monte Mohr: Title insurance helps bring peace of mind
The Tennessean | April 2014
A story about an individual who refused to buy title insurance, which eventually cost him $10,000.
April 4, 2014 St. Pete homeowners learn docks, land underneath aren't theirs
Tampa Bay Times | April 2014
Anyone buying waterfront property needs title insurance to prevent unwanted surprises!
March 17, 2014 Multiple Previous Owners Lay Claims, up to $3.5 million, on Packard Plant
Hemmings Daily | March 2014
Two previous owners and the City of Detroit have all laid claims on a Packard Plant that was auctioned off by the county and sold to developer Fernando Palazuelo. One claim is for $3.5 million dollars. These problems and claims could've been averted if a title insurance policy had been issued.
February 5, 2014 Calif. Non-profit Dissolves After Losing Suit
Fort Bragg Advocate-News | June 2013
Mendocino Coast Television voted to dissolve its non-profit organization after losing a lawsuit that found the TV station never really owned its headquarters. An Owner’s Title Insurance Policy would have covered the costs of the non-profit’s lawsuit.
February 5, 2014 Vacant Virginia Properties Fraudulently Sold
Home by School | June 2013
In Virginia, properties were sold to unsuspecting buyers. Unfortunately, the sellers weren’t the rightful owners of the properties. Instead, death certificates of the real owners were falsified and the fraudsters appeared at settlement to sign the closing documents. The criminals were caught and the properties were returned to the rightful owners. But what about the unsuspecting buyers? If they had purchased an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy they would have been covered. However, if they weren’t properly advised to protect their investment they would not have only been without a home, but also lost their entire down payment.


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