Why Title Insurance?
When you buy a home, or any property for that matter, you expect to enjoy certain benefits from ownership. For example, you expect to be able to occupy and use the property as you wish, to be free from debts or obligations not created or agreed to by you, and to be able to freely sell or pledge your property as security for a loan. Title insurance is designed to cover these rights you bargain for.
70 Something ways to lose your property.
FORGERY 50 years ago; a deed executed under duress; bigamy that went unknown; an error by a clerk in the county recorder's office; a misapplied tax payment: these are but a few of the hidden "title defects" that could cause you to lose your property.
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