Title insurance protects the buyer and lender from financial loss in the event of title defects. After the completion of a title search, buyers frequently purchase title insurance to protect them in the event a issue arises that threatens their ownership of the property. Unlike, other insurance policies, you pay for your title insurance once and usually during the closing process.
Buying a home is an investment. The entire process is riddled with nuances, all of which are designed to protect you, the buyer, during the investment. Along the way, you will work with various agents and lenders who will help you throughout the process. One essential component during the closing procedure is working with a trusted title company.
It’s expected that shopping for a home can take some time, but many homeowners don't plan for the closing process. The closing proceedings involve the exchanging of titles, documents, and money to secure the deal for both the buyer and the seller. It's an arduous process but a necessary one designed to protect the sale of the home. This final step requires some refinement if you don't want to get stuck in a back and forth between you and the seller. There are a few tips we have to help you make the closing process smoother.
When you buy a piece of property, whether it’s your first home or it’s your 10th investment property in Nashville, there are a lot of moving pieces. It can be overwhelming, not to mention financially irresponsible, not to work with a reputable title company for your property closing services.
If you are buying, selling, or doing pretty much anything else with a piece of real estate, it’s important that you perform your due diligence in regards to your title. We understand that real estate law can be pretty complex, so we’ll start with the basics.
A “Like-Kind Exchange,” also known as a 1031 Exchange or a Starker Exchange, allows investors to defer paying capital gains taxes on investment properties when they are sold, as long as another “like-kind” property is purchased with the profits of the sale. Congress enacted the like-kind exchange statue nearly 100 years ago, in 1921, to help investors avoid unfair taxation of ongoing investments in property and to encourage active reinvestment (Federation of Exchange Accommodators).
As a buyer, after shopping around for the best interest rates, a competent
What is Adverse Possession?
In the simplest of terms, adverse possession is a legal concept allowing individuals to acquire the title to a piece of land that they do not own because they have openly trespassed, inhabited, possessed, or used the property for an extended period of time. In Tennessee, neighbors or adjoining landowners can wind up in court over imprecise descriptions in deeds; fences that have marked boundaries for years, but are misplaced; outbuildings that straddle property lines; community gardens that have taken root on “vacant” lots; or deed overlaps where there’s not enough land to fulfill the descriptions for two adjoining parcels.
Today we’re going to circle back to revisit topics that we’ve talked about in the past, and give you some insight into how these issues can play out in real life.
We’ve published articles talking about the intricacies of deeds. We explained the differences between different types of deeds, as well as the practical implications of those differences. We’ve also spent time talking about how title insurance works, and why you need it. Now, it’s time to bring all 3 of these discussions together, and examine how these dynamics can play out in real life. The following is a real scenario that we’ve had to dealt with in the past…
If you own a house, the fundamental piece of evidence that proves your ownership to the rest of the world is the deed to that house, also called a ‘title.’ Deeds come in the form of legal documents, but not all deeds are created equal. There are different types of deeds, each with its own unique set of implications.