Prior to the purchase of any piece of real property the purchaser should have a title search. Why? Even though the seller may say the property has no mortgage and be correct there can still be other liens against the property unknown to the seller. It is also possible that previous owners or heirs have an interest in the property. Once Clauson Law Office performs a title search and issues a title opinion letter you can be assured that the any known defects in title have been discovered.
What is a title opinion in real estate?
Title opinion refers to a lawyer's or title company's professional judgment as to the state of title for a given piece of real property. This is issued following a title search by the attorney. The opinion usually describes whether the title is clear and marketable or whether it is encumbered.