Understanding Title Insurance:

The Life of Your Real Estate Transaction

Welcome to Horizon Title Group, where we believe in making your real estate journey as smooth as possible. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the stages of your real estate transaction, from the moment you place a title order to the exciting closing day when you receive your title insurance policy.

Placing a Title Order

A. Title Request

  • Initiating the Process: Your real estate agent or lender initiates the title order by submitting a request to [Your Title Company].
  • Gathering Information: We collect essential details about the property, including its history, previous ownership, and any potential title issues.

B. Preliminary Title Report

  • Initial Examination: Our team conducts a preliminary examination of public records to identify any existing liens, encumbrances, or potential obstacles.
  • Report Delivery: You receive a Preliminary Title Report, outlining the property's current status.

Title Examination

A. In-Depth Investigation

  • Thorough Research: We delve into historical records, verifying legal descriptions, and identifying any undisclosed heirs or potential title complications.
  • Identifying Issues: Our experts pinpoint and address any potential title issues that could impact your transaction.

B. Legal Analysis

  • Legal Scrutiny: Our escrow team performs a comprehensive analysis to ensure the property's title is legally sound.
  • Resolving Challenges: If challenges arise, we work diligently to resolve them in preparation for the closing process.

Clearing Title Issues

A. Communication

  • Open Dialogue: Throughout the process, we maintain open communication with all parties involved, including your real estate agent and lender.
  • Addressing Concerns: Any concerns or questions are promptly addressed, ensuring a transparent and collaborative experience.

B. Resolving Challenges

  • Legal Resolution: Our escrow team engages in legal processes to resolve any outstanding title challenges.
  • Clearance for Closing: Once all issues are resolved, we provide the green light for the closing process.


A. Finalizing Details

  • Preparing Documents: We prepare the necessary documents for the closing, including the Closing Disclosure and the final title insurance policy.
  • Reviewing Details: You have the opportunity to review all details before the closing date.

B. Closing Day

  • Transaction Completion: On the closing day, all parties gather to finalize the transaction.
  • Issuing Title Insurance: After successful completion, we issue your title insurance policy, providing you with protection and peace of mind.

The Central Role of the Title Company

The title company is the central entity responsible for processing a real estate transaction. They play a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth and legally sound transfer of property ownership. As part of their responsibilities, they conduct thorough title searches, uncover any issues that may affect the property’s title, and provide title insurance to protect buyers and lenders.

Title insurance is not an option; it’s a necessity. When buying a home, don’t overlook this vital component of the transaction. The peace of mind it offers is invaluable, as it ensures that your investment remains secure, your ownership rights are protected, and you can enjoy your new home without the looming threat of unforeseen title issues.

So, when you’re on the path to homeownership, remember to include title insurance in your arsenal of protections. It’s a small investment that guarantees the longevity and security of your property rights. It’s your shield in the world of real estate, offering protection and peace of mind in every step of your journey to home sweet home.