title insurance


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

Examples of title insurance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The program has no income limit and in some cases includes an appraisal credit, lender credit for a one-year home warranty, housing counseling credit, temporary buy down, and title insurance credit. Kelsey Neubauer, CNBC, 11 July 2024 Chicago Title National Commercial Services California is part of the Fidelity National Financial companies, a group of title companies and title insurance underwriters. Samantha Gowen, Orange County Register, 10 June 2024 These additional fees, involving home appraisal, title insurance and other services, have spiked in recent years and can add thousands of dollars to the final cost of buying a home. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 8 June 2024 Another Bank of America plan called America’s Home Grant, offered in most of the bank's markets, that provides eligible consumers up to $7,500 for non-recurring closing costs, such as title insurance and recording fees, or to buy down their interest rate to obtain a lower rate. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for title insurance 

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of title insurance was in 1882

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“Title insurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/title%20insurance. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

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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