If you’re buying a property in Lake City, whether it’s a home or a piece of land, you’re probably going to need title insurance.
But what is title insurance, how much does it cost, and why do you need it?
Title Insurance Basics You Need to Know if You’re Buying a Property
Title insurance is a policy you have to buy that helps protect your ownership in a property in the future. There are two types of policies: a lender’s policy and an owner’s policy.
If you take out a loan to purchase the property, your lender will require that you buy a lender’s policy. If someone comes along later and claims that the property belongs to them, the policy will protect the lender from losing its investment.
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If you purchase an owner’s title insurance policy, you’ll also be protected if someone comes along and claims ownership in the property.
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Before a title insurance company will sell you a policy, it will run a complete check on the property’s history. The company is looking for anything that might interrupt your ownership of the home – like a missing heir, an improperly filed deed, or any other information that could lead to someone else having a stake in it.
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