Demystifying Property Title Search: Your Questions, Answered

HomeLight

Some of the elements of closing on a home can be difficult to grasp, like the property title search. Property title problems account for about 9% of closing delays , according to the National Association of Realtors. So what does a property title search entail?

What Is Title Insurance? Peace of Mind When Buying a Home

Realtor.com

barisonal/iStock.com Buying a home often entails also buying various types of insurance to protect your property, and one type you might need to get is called title insurance. So what is title insurance? When you buy a home, you “take title” to it and establish legal ownership.

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How one mortgage fulfillment service increases efficiencies while minimizing risks

Housing Wire

We offer a span of comprehensive product options throughout the entire loan lifecycle and help manage loans from start to finish, including title searches, processing, underwriting, closing and disposing of them and even take them into the post-closing and servicing process.

15 Homebuying Terms You Should Know When Searching for Your New Home

RIS Media

If you’re searching for your first new home, you will likely hear many words that you’ve never heard before. Here are 15 homebuying terms you should become familiar with before you start your home search: .

Get the edge you need in today’s world with innovative origination solutions

Housing Wire

Since 2018, Premium Title has helped clients electronically close nearly 10,000 transactions. Construction Title Pro (CTPro) is a nationwide title platform built to streamline highly fragmented processes while reducing costs.

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Think The Cash Closing Process Is Always Fast? 11 Delays Buyers Should Watch Out For

HomeLight

The title isn’t clear. One threshold you’ll have to cross before buying a home is the title search — and you’ll likely have to do a title search whether you’re paying in cash or financing.

When to Walk Away From a House You Wanted to Buy

RIS Media

A title search can reveal a variety of issues that may create financial or legal problems. You think that you have found the perfect house, but you may have to walk away for some reason.

17 Home Closing Delays and How You Can Avoid Them

HomeLight

Problems with the title. There are many issues that can arise from a title search on a home for sale — some small, some big — that must be addressed before the property can be legally transferred to the new owner. Closing on a house seems pretty straightforward.

6 Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home

Realty Biz

Traditionally, you’ll split some costs with the buyer — including title insurance. Before your closing, a title company will run a title search of your property, and whether the buyer or seller pays varies state to state. Congratulations on deciding to sell your home!

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10 First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid

Lighter Side of Real Estate

Between an accepted offer and closing, there are lots of moving parts and boxes that need to be checked: from financing, to inspections, to the title search, to seller’s circumstances—and unexpected things can happen throughout the process.

Buying a House? Here Are the Mortgage Fees You’ll Pay

HomeLight

It’s a good idea to ask about a rate lock if you expect your home search to take longer than 60 days, or if experts predict that the Federal Reserve might raise rates soon. Title-related fees. Before closing, a title company must perform a title search.

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The Five biggest drawbacks of a Lender-Financed Offer

CT Homes

Getting from the loan application to closing has multiple steps including the appraisal, application review, title search, homeowner’s insurance, condition review and closing document distribution. There are too many horror stories of loans getting rejected weeks into the process because of the appraisal, title or something in the tax return. All offers are not created equally.

What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate Sales

Realty Biz

When you begin an online search for a home, you may find some sale statuses you don’t fully understand. One of the standard contingencies in nearly all real estate contracts is delivering a clear title. The Definition of Contingent.

Eliminating Stringent Contingencies: How to Make a Contingent Offer Stronger

HomeLight

Choosing a qualified agent and searching for the perfect home in terms of ideal size, location, price, and condition can already feel like a journey, but making an offer on a property is when the challenge really begins. Title and lien contingencies. Review the detailed settlement document provided by the closing attorney and you’ll see a line item for a property title search. Is it an understatement to say that buying a house can be a complicated process?

Don’t Wait—Automate!

The Residential Specialist

After a contract has been secured for the purchase or sale of a property, the process of finalizing the transaction begins, including property inspection, appraisal, loan approval, title search and closing, just to name the major steps. Because you’re only seeing houses you can afford, you’re eliminating this huge amount of time between starting your search online, meeting with a lender, and then going out and seeing houses.”.

Buying a Foreclosure at a Home Auction? Here’s How Much You’ll Probably Spend

HomeLight

Before you bid, it’s a good idea to run a title search , which will give you an indication of any liens on the home. If you’re buying a house with cash , it makes sense to try to get as good a deal as you can — and that’s where auctions come in.

How to Clear a Tax Lien Against Your House So You Can Sell It

HomeLight

Tax liens are discoverable during a title search — even if the lien data isn’t an exact match. Tax liens will be discovered during a title examination. In Georgia, the liens can be found in the Georgia Property Records Search.

Buying Your House With Cold, Hard Cash? Here’s Your Step-by-Step Guide

HomeLight

As you search for a home, remember that cosmetic details, like the color of paint on the walls or the landscaping out front, are easy and inexpensive to change. Take part in title research. You’ve piled up a large sum of cash, and now you want to use the money to purchase a home.

Can You Sell a House With a Lis Pendens or Pending Lawsuit?

HomeLight

Typically the claim involves either the title to the property or a claimed ownership interest in it. A lis pendens is recorded on the title of the home, just like any other lien or mortgage. Property taxes are one of the most basic items checked by any title agent,” says Herzberg.

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9 Illusions Created by Home Buying Shows Which Simply Aren’t True

Lighter Side of Real Estate

In reality, there is plenty of work to be done after an accepted offer, including the purchase and sale agreement, financing, inspections, title search, and taking care of anything else that might go awry. If only buying and selling houses were as easy “as seen on TV”!

1031 Exchange Rules For Investors: How To Do A 1031 Exchange In 2020?

Norada Real Estate

You'll get the title transferred to you when the first property sells. Fortunately, this gives you several months to negotiate the purchase price, arrange for the seller to make repairs, and perform a proper title search.