What is a Full Title Search?
Unlike a Present Owner Lien Search, (see our PRESENT OWNER LIEN SEARCH page for more information about that kind of search) we search way into the past of the property.
We’re looking for things like you might expect: open mortgages, liens, and judgements that the title of the property may still be securing. All of those items will need to be addressed and cleared from the title before it can be transferred to a new owner.
We’re also looking for things that you might not think about, for example, recorded Right-of-Way agreements that might affect portions of your property. We also look for recorded Deed Restrictions, and if the property is in a Subdivided Community, we’ll look for the recorded Plan Subdivision Information. Often utility companies have Rights for their underground power lines and pipes, so we’ll find that information and make sure that you know about it.
There is much more to buying a home than just walls, windows and doors! Stewart Abstract will help you to make sure that when you invest in a new home, what you see is what you get.