Articles on Title Insurance

The “new” 2016 ALTA title insurance commitment By Terry S. Prillaman, Jr. Real Estate Law, March 2018 A look at the major changes in the 2016 ALTA commitment.
Relying on a homestead exemption? Make sure your client is on title By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, September 2014 The recent decision of GMAC Mortgage, LLC, v. Arrigo et al demonstrates the pitfalls that not formalizing title may bring.
Viewing an encroachment problem through the dual lens of the real estate contract and the 2006 ALTA owner’s title insurance policy By Richard F. Bales Real Estate Law, June 2011 The title company failed to show a six-inch encroachment of a neighboring single family residence onto the property in question when it issued its owner’s policy in 2008. Three years later, it is now being asked to insure the property again. How should the title company address this encroachment problem?
Quiet title (not the library, silly) By Hal R. Morris Real Estate Law, March 2005 Title to real property is typically not loud, but nonetheless even a quiet dispute over title can be resolved by an action to quiet title.
Requirements for real estate title insurance extended coverage By James F. Dunneback General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 1999 Many general practitioners come across the term "extended coverage" in residential real estate transactions.

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