by J. McBride
Title insurance is one of the key pieces of any commercial real estate transaction. Without it, buyers and sellers would most likely find the risks of buying and selling property to be too high. Title insurance has been around in one form or another in the United States since 1874. The stronger your understanding of what title insurance is and its role in commercial real estate transactions, the better prepared you are for negotiating great deals and protecting your assets.
What is Title Insurance?
Title insurance is insurance that protects the buyer from any problems with the chain of title to a piece of real estate. Title insurance is used in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Because the amounts of money are bigger, financial transactions are more intricate, and title is often more complicated, title insurance plays a vital role in the buying and selling of commercial real estate.
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