Fake Deeds Allegedly Filed From Prison to Steal North Texas Properties
WFAA Dallas | November 24, 2019“Everybody was fooled,” said the homeowner's attorney. “All you have to do is fake a signature on one of these [warranty deeds] and it gets recorded and once it gets recorded, as a matter of public record, you're the new owner.” The title company ultimately paid to settle the case, and Song still owns the home. Having title insurance was her saving grace.
6 Crucial Questions to Ask a Title Insurance Provider
Realtor.com | November 11, 2019Shopping for title insurance may not be the most thrilling step in buying a house, but it is one of the most important. Before you can own a home, or "take title" to a property, most lenders will require a title search of public property records to make sure there aren't any issues in transferring the property into your name. Click here to access information exclusive to ALTA members to educate homebuyers about the benefits of title insurance.
A Beginner’s Guide to Title Insurance
Motley Fool | October 21, 2019Title insurance serves an important purpose in a real estate transaction: It protects buyers and mortgage lenders from financial losses that arise from defects or disputes not caught before the transfer of property ownership.
Trying to Find Your First Home in Time for the Holidays?
ABC 12 | October 13, 2019With December quickly approaching, there is no better holiday gift to pursue than your first home.
What Is Title Insurance and Why Do You Need It?
Boston Globe | September 30, 2019Home buyers get peppered with fees, so the temptation to opt-out of title insurance can be strong. The policies typically cost about $2,000 on a $500,000 home, and who couldn’t use an extra two grand? Experts say the time, money, and aggravation a homeowner’s title insurance policy can save is more than worth the premium.
States Title Adds to Board of Directors
September 24, 2019During her 30-year career in the technology and software industry, Karen Richardson has held senior operating roles in the public and private technology sector.
Title Insurance Can Protect Your Home if a Previous Owner Tries to Claim Your Property
Business Insider | September 19, 2019 | Clint ProctorThere's a lot to keep track of during the home-buying process. From getting the necessary paperwork to your lender to performing home inspections to securing homeowner's insurance, the task list can seem endless.
How Should You Title Your Home?
Bankrate | July 30, 2019 | Beth BravermanFrom making sure your financial documents are in order to packing boxes, there are several moving parts when you’re closing on a home. One thing homebuyers give little thought to is how to title their home.
Six Years After Sale, Homeowners Face Foreclosure From Seller’s Unpaid Tax Bill
The Washington Post | July 24, 2019 | Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. TamkinYikes. Time to dig out the owner’s title insurance policy we hope you bought when you purchased the home.
Title Insurance Crucial in Nonpayment of Taxes Issue
The Columbus Dispatch | July 16, 2019 | Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. TamkinUnpaid taxes by the previous homeowner is an excellent example of why every homeowner should purchase an owner’s title insurance policy when they buy a home. Read on.
Title Insurance: What It Is and Why You Need It
Arizona Daily Sun | June 23, 2019You have found a house you like; your offer has been accepted and escrow has been opened at a title company. Soon after escrow is opened, your escrow officer sends you a document entitled Commitment for Title Insurance. At this point you need to understand what title insurance is and why it is so important.
Closepin Launches Tool to Locate E-closing-Enabled Closing Agents
March 25, 2019Freddie Mac has included a link to the Closepin search tool on one of its e-mortgage pages to help sellers find e-closing-enabled closing agents.
What Is Title Insurance And Why You Need It When You Buy A New Home
Forbes | January 29, 2019 | Tara Mastroeniis an explanation of what title insurance is, how it works, and why it's a vital part of buying a new home. Share this article to help your customers learn how title insurance protects them. Need education or marketing content? Click here to access information to educate homeowners about the benefits of title insurance.