What Is A Title Search?

What Is A Title Search?

What Is A Title Search?

A title search is typically conducted by an advocate, via the buyer and their agent. The main goal of doing a title search is to let the buyer (and their lender) know that the seller is indeed the rightful property owner and has the right to sell the property.

Title searches involve looking at the history of the home and the owner and determining if any liens or encumbrances have been placed on the property. A lien is a type of hold, placed on the property to ensure payment for one of several things, refinanced mortgages, etc. Most of these types of issues are cleared up when the home sells and the liens are paid off or they’re removed entirely.