Title Search

A title search is an investigation of the quality and 'marketability' of a property title, performed by a title company or attorney. A title search is designed to reveal any liabilities or defects (such as liens or assessments due to money owed to contractors, municipalities, or other claimants) that would affect the value of the home or otherwise affect the transaction.

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