title insurance


Definition of title insurance

: insurance against loss due to an unknown defect in a title or interest in real estate

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Zillow and Redfin have ancillary businesses that flipping houses can complement, such as selling listings ads, originating mortgages, and selling title insurance. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Inside Redfin’s strategy for buying and selling homes," 17 July 2019 And First American, the massive real estate and title insurance firm, offers a crucial cautionary tale of how dangerous data exposures can be. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far," 5 July 2019 MacFarlane, a former executive at a title insurance company from California, appeared in a Boston federal courtroom on Friday and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Mark Morales, CNN, "Insurance executive pleads guilty in college admissions scandal," 21 June 2019 Lawyers for MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Parent who paid $450,000 bribe in college admission cheating scandal pleads guilty," 21 June 2019 MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, is a former senior executive at a title insurance company. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "California businessman who paid $450,000 to get kids into USC pleads guilty," 21 June 2019 Each state has an insurance commissioner and one of their functions is to regulate title insurance. Benny L. Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Unsolved title defect? Seek help from state official," 19 Sep. 2017 During her tenure, Ms. Vullo has pushed for greater regulation of online lenders and proposed regulations that restricted the amount that title insurance companies could spend on marketing practices. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Cuomo Considering His Chief of Staff for Financial Regulator," 6 Dec. 2018 Certain transactions currently require title insurance companies to report the names of beneficial owners to the U.S. Treasury Department. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Real-Estate Deals Targeted Again in Renewed Russia Sanctions Bill," 15 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of title insurance

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of title insurance was in 1882

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Legal Definition of title insurance

: insurance that compensates for loss from title defects or encumbrances (as liens) that were unknown but should have been discovered at the time the policy was issued

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