Most people are unsure of what Title Insurance is, but it is important when buying a home or piece of property. Knowing just a few key facts can save you hundreds of dollars at closing, or your investment in the property if problems should arise later.
Title Insurance protects in case there is a Title dispute. Title disputes are arguments over who legally has the right to the land.
Some common Title Insurance disputes come from:
- Undisclosed heirs
- American Indian tribal rights
- Contractor's liens
- Tax liens
- Property boundaries
When you finance real estate, the mortgage company requires you to pay for Title Insurance, for the amount you are borrowing to protect them. Your home, property, any appreciation, or down payment, are not protected unless you get an Owner’s Title Policy also.
Title Insurance is a one time premium insurance. You pay for your Title Insurance at the closing of your new home and you are covered for as long as you own the home and for any claims of future owner's against the Title of the property.
An Agent-Owner at AgentOwned Realty can help you get a Re-Issue Title Insurance Credit when closing on your new home which can save you up to 50% of your Title Insurance Premium.
Below is a list of participating Attorneys:
Thomas Brush, Charleston SC
William C. Coffey, Jr. Manning, SC
Curtis and Croft, Sumter SC
Dallis and Badger Law Firm, Charleston, Summerville. Mount Pleasant, SC
Rob Donaldson, Mount Pleasant SC
Joseph Hand, Summerville SC
Bill Hearn, Summerville SC
Lisa Herbert, Mount Pleasant SC
Howell and Christmas, Mount Pleasant SC
Robbie Irvine, North Charleston SC
Heyward Johnson, North Charleston SC
Murphy Law Firm, Summerville SC
Nichols Law Firm, Charleston SC
Olson Good, P.C., Mount Pleasant SC
W. Scott Palmer, Santee SC
Bradley K. Richardson, PC Anderson SC
Ray Smith, North Charleston SC
Mark Weeks, North Charleston SC