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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If a title issue comes up, the policy holder only has to call the title company and they will hire the attorney and work it out. Their loss is protected up to the amount on the policy.

Mar 01, 2017 01:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I saves your BUTT when an issue arises.

Mar 01, 2017 05:17 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Same as having Homeowners Insurance.

Mar 02, 2017 05:10 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 It insures Title.   What else can be said?

Mar 01, 2017 05:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It insures clear title. It is insurance ... so if there are issues, mistakes, it is covered. 

Mar 01, 2017 04:10 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's great insurance that protects you for as long as you own property. If a problem comes up ( I only know of one instance), the title company will handle it. 

Mar 01, 2017 03:42 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Security like any insurance.

Mar 01, 2017 11:16 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debbie Reynolds nailed this one!

Mar 02, 2017 04:29 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It protects the homeowner's interest in the property. I recently wrote two posts about title insurance. You might want to refer to those if you are really interested in this subject.

Mar 02, 2017 03:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

abby tiscareno - the purpose of all the insurances is to protect the purchaser.

Mar 01, 2017 11:39 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a good idea to have a safety net as in case with any other insurance. 

Mar 01, 2017 11:33 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, Debbie Reynolds has your answer!

Mar 01, 2017 08:49 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I think Debbie Reynolds  answer is spot on

Mar 01, 2017 06:19 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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abby tiscareno Many good answers posted already.

Mar 01, 2017 05:29 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

abby tiscareno Title insurance benefits the lender and can benefit the buyer if they purchase it.

Mar 01, 2017 04:47 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on whose viewpoint we are looking at.

Mar 01, 2017 03:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It pays for itself 100 times if ever needed

Mar 01, 2017 02:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Abby,

Debbie Reynolds gave you a very fine answer.  A

Mar 01, 2017 02:11 PM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

The protection is provides.

Mar 01, 2017 12:38 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Protection

Mar 01, 2017 12:22 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It protects the buyer from someone claiming ownership of the property he/she purchases.

Mar 01, 2017 11:30 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

It's the only insurance you can buy that protects you for something that has already happened in the past.   

Mar 01, 2017 11:30 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Having it.  

Mar 02, 2017 06:43 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

It pays for any unforeseen issues that the Buyer was not aware of at time of purchase.  It happened to me, and I called the Title Insurance company, submitted a claim, and they covered it.

Mar 02, 2017 06:18 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The insurance.

Mar 02, 2017 05:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

those who examine titles make errors....title insurance is your saving grace...

Mar 02, 2017 05:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It insures the buyer will be compensated is there is a claim against the property.

Mar 02, 2017 05:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The protection it offers.

Mar 02, 2017 05:12 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

You have many great answers here already.

Mar 01, 2017 05:00 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Always buy title insurance. There is a myriad of problems that can pop up, and title insurance covers many of them.

Jun 06, 2018 08:45 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

The protection it affords the owner both back and forward in time, not just while they own it protects them regardless of future sales and new owners

Feb 14, 2018 04:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is there when you need it! A small price to pay!

Mar 06, 2017 08:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Kind of an essential!

Mar 05, 2017 11:53 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Without it we all be bombarded with lawsuits on a daily basis.

Mar 04, 2017 09:00 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not sure if there is a best thing - but required.

Mar 03, 2017 11:03 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one is covered

Mar 03, 2017 05:26 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Mar 03, 2017 05:07 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That when you buy a home and the escrow officer was a ditz and didn't pay the outstanding property taxes, that the title company resolves it for you.

Mar 02, 2017 09:51 AM