Thursday, May 23, 2013

Owner's Title insurance; why or why not?

I'm always surprised when someone chooses to waive their optional owner's title. This typically happens with a buyer from out of state (who is not well-versed in title issues found in Georgia) or with someone who thinks that they are covered by the Lender's title policy. I guess the easiest way to ponder that is to look at the name... "Lender's" versus "Owner's". Who is actually protected???

So the recent cash buyer 'saved' around $900 on their new purchase but what if someone makes a claim against the $240,000 equity in their new home? Considering the price differential, I'd say the choice is clear!

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