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Residential Title Insurance

There are few things more exciting than the feeling of purchasing a home. Whether you’re purchasing your first house or your third, buying a new house is a thrilling event, however, you will want the assurance that the property you are buying will be yours. Other than your mortgage holder, no one else should have any claims or restrictions against your home.

The Title is the right to ownership of a parcel of real estate and buildings. Deeds convey title between buyers and sellers, however, not all deeds convey full ownership of the property and real estate can be subject to liens or other encumbrances that limit the rights of ownership.

Residential title insurance is issued after a careful examination of the public records of the county where the home is located. But even the most thorough search cannot absolutely assure that no title defects are present, despite the knowledge and experience of professional title examiners. In addition to matters shown by public records, other title problems may exist that cannot be disclosed in a search. Residential title insurance eliminates any risks and losses caused by faults in title from an event that occurred prior to your ownership of the property.

Intracoastal Abstract offers residential title insurance, providing both lenders and homeowners with security and protection against losses associated with negative occurrences such as forgery, fraud, and unidentified property liens – all problems that will limit a homeowner’s access to his property.

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Real Estate Services

Services include, but are not limited to: IRS Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges, Co-op searches, Foreclosure searches, Attorney searches, Last Owner searches, Lien Searches, UCC searches, Bankruptcy searches, Zoning Lot Certificates and Condominium Services.

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Judgment Search

A search for judgments and federal tax liens is performed against a given name(s).

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Cooperative Apartment Search

A search is performed against the names of the owners of a particular unit, the cooperative corporation and the purchasers (if any) of the unit in the following indices:

  • Judgments
  • Federal tax liens
  • UCC financing statements at the County level

If requested, an UCC-Financing Statement search can be performed at the state and county and state level.

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Zoning Lot/Parties in Interest Certification (NYC)

A certificate for recording and New York City Building Department which certifies the parties in interest and tax lot status of a particular parcel.

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Last Owner and Lien Search

When provided with the premises location, we will determine the name(s) of the record owner(s), search to date and ascertain whether any liens exist against the premises and owner(s) in the following indices:

  • Mortgages
  • Judgments
  • Mechanics liens
  • UCC financing statements
  • Federal tax liens
  • Lis pendens
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Bankruptcy

A search for bankruptcy filings against a given name in the federal bankruptcy courts.

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UCC Financing Statement Search

A search for UCC Financing Statements against a given name or names with addresses. This can be performed at either the County or State Level.

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Condominium Services

Title backup documents including current title reports, specimen unit policies and related items in connection with submission to the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

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Foreclosure Search

An examination of title is performed from the day prior to the foreclosure date. A complete tax search is included.