In real estate, a property title search is the process of sorting through documents to prove the history of a piece of real property.
A title search is an examination of public records to determine and confirm a property’s legal ownership, and find out what claims are on the property.
The search usually goes back at least 40 years! In my home state of SC, the paralegal for the attorney conducts the title search by heading over the courthouse and digging through property history.
If you are trying to purchase a property, a title search is performed primarily to answer these questions:
So what does all this cost you as the homebuyer?
Here’s a quick rundown on approximate basic costs for your attorney, because I know you’re wondering:
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