Why you need title insurance?
Owning real estate is one of the most precious values of freedom. When you purchase realty, you want to be sure that realty is properly conveyed and free from unexpected adverse interests.
What is Title Insurance?
Real estate has always been considered a valuable possession. It is so basic a form of wealth that many special laws have been enacted to protect ownership of land and the buildings which stand on the land.
You should realize that whenever you buy property, the owner selling it to you has extremely strong rights, as do his family and heirs.
Also, there may be others, in addition to the owner, who have “rights” in the property you are going to buy. These may be governmental bodies, or contractors who performed work on the property, or other individuals who have unpaid claims against the property. These claims attach to the property.
If not resolved prior to your purchase of the property, you may “inherit” these outstanding rights and/or claims. The seller’s problems will become your problems.
There is a saying in real estate, “BUYER BEWARE.” This means that a buyer should investigate the title to the property thoroughly to insure that all outstanding rights and/or claims are revealed and resolved by the seller prior to the transfer of title.