When you pay off a loan, the lender has to record the release of your mortgage in a timely manner. And we require information for any loan that is not released. Under some circumstances, we may be able to delete this requirement with:
Please contact your closer for more information.
If you received your commitment via email, you can find links to all the recorded documents there. We can also give you hard copies of the documents at no additional charge. To request hard copies, contact the TITLE ASSISTANCE phone number or email address listed in your commitment.
In the Commitment Summary of the email is an OWNERSHIP section with the dates of the conveyances showing the 24-month chain of title. Each date links to a document. This chain of title includes the most recent vesting deed, even if that deed was recorded more than 24 months ago.
A C-1 Endorsement is a written endorsement showing only the conveyances in the past 24 months. The C-1 Endorsement will show “NONE” if the most recent deed was recorded more than 24 months ago.
Yes. We review recorded documents in the chain to determine if a reissue (discounted) rate is applicable, but sometimes we’re unable to tell if a transaction was insured. We ask for evidence of title insurance, in the form of the policy issued, to revise the rate. In many counties, the only rates available for new refinance transactions are bundled rates.
An O&E report includes:
The O&E report is not insurance or a title examination.
We can’t give you the raw data from a title search. Contact your sales representative or our Customer Response Department to request a research project. The fee for a research project is $125 per hour plus the cost per document. Electronic documents are $2 each. Hard copies are $4 for the first page and $.50 for each additional page.
For information about easements, please order a Property Information Binder (or a TBD Commitment if there is a pending transaction). Note that an O&E report does not provide enough research to locate easements.
For the best experience, plan to close earlier in the month or mid-week. The highest volume of closings are on Fridays and the end of the month.
Our commitments do not insure water rights. We will include an exception showing a Water Deed if we discovered it in the public record. However, water right documents aren’t required to be recorded with the Clerk and Recorder, and we do not have access to the records.
To ask about water rights, contact: