When we are ready for that great day that will finally allow us to have the title of our property, We must keep in mind several points: that day is the time to sign on the indicated lines, deliver the check and get ready to take possession of the new house, But it is also the time when you and the seller are going to pay closing costs.
What are the closing costs?
Closing costs are the costs associated with closing a real estate transaction. The closing point is when the title of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. Closing costs are incurred by the buyer or seller. This is why it is very important that you count on a reliable title company!
But what is a title company?
A title closing company is responsible for ensuring that all documents related to the ownership of a property are in order before the real estate transactions are executed. The title company also provides an agent to supervise the closing process. These companies also offer insurance that protects buyers and lenders in the case legal problems arise after a real estate transaction comes to an end.
Title companies are third-party providers that conduct title searches on behalf of lenders and property owners. Employees of title companies must carefully review the court records to ensure that all liens on a particular property have been complied with and that there is no lien or pending claims on the property. The title company must also ensure that the person selling or financing the property has the title and the right to sell the property or protect a hold against it. After reviewing court records, the title company issues an opinion letter indicating whether the property in question has a title in order. The sale or mortgage loan cannot proceed if problems with the title are detected.
Title agents preside over loan closures and other real estate transactions. The agent acts as a neutral party during operations and represents the interests of all parties. In most cases, the closing agents are notaries designed for the State that witnesses the signature of buyers, sellers, and borrowers. The title agent also handles the exchange of funds between the buyer, the seller and (if necessary) the lender.
At Foremost Title and Escrow, we understand that the closing process can be overwhelming. Foremost’s staff has experience in all facets of title insurance as it pertains to commercial and residential real estate and lending transactions, enabling Foremost to provide title and escrow services with the highest quality of professional support throughout the closing process. You have an issue, we have the solution. Click Here to contact us now!