Titile insurance protects against hidden title hazards that may threaten your financial investment in your home
Title insurance protects against hidden title hazards that may threaten your financial investment in your home. You see, when purchasing a home, you are really purchasing the title to the property – the right to occupy and use the land and improvements.
Other types of insurance focus on possible future events and charge an annual premium. Title insurance is purchased with a one-time premium and safeguards against loss from hazards and defects that already exist in the title.
There are two basic kinds of title insurance: lender or mortgagee protection, and owner’s coverage. Most lenders require mortgagee title insurance as security for their investment in real estate.
Owner’s title insurance lasts as long as you, the policyholder – or your heirs – has an interest in the insured property. Depending on local practice…