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We have the experience and skills necessary to tackle just about every type of job that comes our way. With Meraki Title Insurance, clients know exactly what to expect - professionalism, efficiency and exceptional results.

What is Title Insurance?

Title Insurance protects real estate owners and lenders against potential property loss or damage they might experience due to liens, encumbrances, or any other defects in the title (ownership rights) to the property.

A title insurance company can insure the new owner against the possibility of error or forgery in the transfer of title. This is the transfer of title. This insurance is in effect for the duration of ownership.

Why does a seller need it?

An owner of real property, whose interest is insured by an owner’s title insurance policy, has the assurance that the title will be marketable when selling the property. The title insurance policy protects the seller from financial damage if the seller’s title is rejected by a prospective purchase. There are two types of coverage available. A buyer should request the Eagle Policy as to ensure maximum coverage.

Section 6.2 of the Real Estate Purchase Contract states that an Alta Owner Policy must be provided.

Potential Hazards

Various kinds of claims can “cloud” a title.

Some examples are:

  • Relatives or heirs with super-ceding claims

  • Fraud or misrepresentation

  • Liens

  • Easements

  • IRS Claims

What Will Meraki Title Insurance Company Do For Me?

Trained personnel will perform a title search to verify ownership and to identify any possible “clouds” on title. The result will show if the seller has the right to sell, indicated by ownership, and indicate any problems, liens, etc.

We also provide escrow, a service in which a neutral party handles documents and monies, related to the real estate transaction for a fee. In escrow, all parties involved give their instructions to the escrow company which creates the closing documents and transfers the funds and ownership once these instructions are completed. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you want assurance that no funds or property will exchange hands until all instructions have been followed. Escrow will guarantee this.

Trained personnel will perform a title search to verify ownership and to identify any possible “clouds” on title. The result will show if the seller has the right to sell, indicated by ownership, and indicate any problems, liens, etc.

We also provide escrow, a service in which a neutral party handles documents and monies, related to the real estate transaction for a fee. In escrow, all parties involved give their instructions to the escrow company which creates the closing documents and transfers the funds and ownership once these instructions are completed.

Still have questions?

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*Additional fees may apply to “non-standard” closings. This is an estimate and fees can vary slightly between escrow officers and underwriters. Please contact our office for exact fees.