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Property Insurance

Why You Need an Owner’s and Loan Insurance Policy

Buying a home is an exciting time. You search hard to find the perfect home that meets all of your expectations. When you finally find the right place that’s perfect for your family, you’re completely relieved and elated. You can also feel a little bit overwhelmed with the process, especially with all of the terms that arise along the way.

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What are the Two Types of Title Insurance?

The title insurance company experts at Liberty Title share what we know about title insurance. We explain the two types of title insurance and discuss how they can help protect you when you’re buying a new home or property in Minnesota.

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Important Documents to Know When Selling a Property

The title insurance company experts at Liberty Title discuss some important documents you should know when you’re selling a property. We outline why these items are necessary and talk about how we can help you make sure your Minnesota home sale or purchase goes smoothly.

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Do I Need Title Insurance for a New Construction Home?

Our Minnesota title insurance company experts at Liberty Title break down how title insurance works with a new construction home. We talk about how new construction home sales are different and whether you’ll still need title insurance when you purchase yours.

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Understanding the Role of a Title Commitment

If you’ve recently signed the purchase agreement on your first property, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed with some of the terms that can arise during the sale. Understanding the terms that arise is an important part of making sure you fully comprehend everything you’ve agreed to and avoid trouble later on. One of the more confusing items that new home buyers encounter is called a “title commitment.” This can also be called a “title report.”

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Three Title Nightmares When Buying a Home

If you’re going through the process of purchasing a new home, you know what an exciting and intense time it can be. If you’ve been ready to move since the moment you set eyes on your dream home, it’s easy to feel impatient with the closing process. But there’s a reason it takes some time to get your home processed. A title error that gets missed can cause you serious headaches down the road.

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Getting Title Insurance for Your Foreclosure Purchase

Buying a foreclosure can be a great way to get a good deal on a home. Whether you’re purchasing a home to live in or you’re looking for a property to flip, a foreclosure can offer incredible savings. However, with a foreclosure, you have to be more careful to make sure your title is completely clean so no problems arise down the road.

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The Most Common Types of Real Estate Fraud to Look Out For

When it comes to big business, there’s always someone out there trying to take advantage of honest people. This is true in every line of business, but especially when it comes to real estate. Unfortunately, even when you’re careful, dodgy characters are sometimes lurking about with sketchy motives who will do anything to turn a quick profit—even theft.

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What Happens When A Missing Heir Shows Up?

Imagine you’ve just closed on the house of your dreams when you learn that the sale is being contested by a long lost relative of the previous owner. It sounds like the plot of an Agatha Christie novel: The Case of the Missing Heir. But if a missing heir shows up to stake a claim to a property you’re purchasing, the mystery can turn into a horror story very quickly. Fortunately, with title insurance, that scary story can have a happy ending.

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Top Title Insurance Myths

Most types of insurance cover the insured in case of future disaster. For example, auto insurance covers you in case of an automobile accident. Health insurance protects you when you get sick. And renters and homeowners insurance protect you in case something should happen to your home. But title insurance works to protect buyers and sellers from past problems that can affect the property’s title.

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