homeowners insurance: Why Is Title Insurance Necessary for a Home Purchase? - Massachusetts Blog - 08/16/09 08:45 AM
In real estate there is a concept called "chain of title."  X sells to Y, Y to Z, and so on. 
By the time you arrive at your closing, a title examiner will have performed a title search which will include all documents involved in the chain-of-title.  This is also done to uncover any tax liens, judgments, mistakes in the record, undisclosed heirs or unknown easements. 
When the search has been completed, the examiner will write a letter of opinion expressing that the seller does indeed have good title.  This will satisfy the bank and will get you to your … (15 comments)

homeowners insurance: Homeowners Insurance - Getting the Best Policy in Massachusetts - 06/19/09 04:25 AM
Several weeks prior to your closing in Massachusetts, you should start the process of shopping for homeowner's insurance.  It's a good idea to begin looking soon after your offer has been accepted.  There are dozens of carriers available so making choice can be difficult.  Get recommendations from friends, co-workers or your Buyer Broker. 
Insurance companies will ask you a number of questions that will affect the premium and your coverage.  Be prepared to be asked the following: 
  Is the property in a flood zone?   Does the area get a lot of storms?   Is there a fire hydrant nearby?   … (0 comments)

 
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