Buying or selling a home (or other piece of real property) usually involves the transfer of large sums of money. It is imperative that the transfer of these funds and related documents from one party to another be handled in a neutral, secure and knowledgeable manner. For the protection of buyer, seller and lender, the escrow process was developed.
Title Search & Insurance
A title search can show a number of title defects and liens, as well as other encumbrances and restrictions. Among these are unpaid taxes, unsatisfied mortgages, judgments against seller and restrictions limiting the use of the land. A title search can also uncover additional ownership interests that the seller may or may not be aware of. Title insurance is your policy of protection against loss of any of these problems – even a “hidden hazard”- results in a claim against your ownership.
We are always here to answer any questions you may have about your property. We have a onsite title plant with access to all county records and maps pertaining to real estate in Tuolumne County. We also have Notary service available.