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Buying a house with a quitclaim deed

I'm thinking about buying and rehabilitating a condemned house that is being offered with a quitclaim deed. I can confirm that the seller is the most recent title holder via county records. From my ...
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If I buy a foreclosure at courthouse auction, am I in any way responsible for debt on the property?

I'm looking into purchasing a foreclosure that is being sold by a trustee at a courthouse auction. I did some research on the property (via RealtyTrac), and it seems like there were quite a few loans ...
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selling a car to a dealership while asking them to obtain a title duplicate for the vehicle

I hope this is the right stack exchange to ask this question... I got my honda civic 16 back in mid Feb 16 as I was moving from NY to NJ. I actually never received a copy of the title which was sent ...
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Cost of Title Insurance

When I've shopped around for car insurance and health insurance, there are large differences in cost and also in the type of policy. I just bought a house, and I noticed that there seems to be no ...
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Do I need to do a title search on land? how about title insurance? lawyers?

I am looking at a piece of land that is being sold for 25k. As I understand it, I need to do a title search before any transaction is done. I've already looked at the tax assessors website and seen ...
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Who does the Title Company work for?

Whe buying a house or piece of property, does the Title Company work for the buyer, the seller, or are they neutral, just playing the part of administering the deal?
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Do I need to keep Title Insurance policy in a safe place

Whenever one buys a property (with a mortgage) lawyers usually include a title insurance policy with the closing documents. Does one need to keep it in a safe place? How long does one need to keep it? ...
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i have a check from a title company dated 8 years ago

i was cleaning up and throwing papers aways and in those paper i found a check dated 8 years ago. my question is if i can still claim the check , or do something about it so i can get a new one, i ...
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What benefits do “title search companies” have over physically visiting a land records offices?

I am looking into buying my first piece of real property. Basically my question is "why do title search companies even exist?". Who uses them? And why? Are they doing something special apart from ...
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Standard versus Enhanced Owner's Title Insurance

We are getting ready to close on our house, and I was wondering the circumstances under which an enhanced title insurance is better than a standard ALTA owner's title insurance. Here is a comparison ...
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Are there any statistics that support the need for Title Insurance?

Number of claims per year / per region etc. Can't seem to find any. Publicly available through the web would be nice too :)
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What is title insurance, and should I get title insurance for my home?

I have just sold my house and bought a new one. The lawyer I am working with to do all the necessary paperwork has sent me something about "Title Insurance". I am not quite sure exactly what this is....