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What is lender's title insurance?

Lender’s title insurance protects your lender against problems with the title to your property-such as someone with a legal claim against the home. Lender’s title insurance only protects the lender against problems with the title. To protect yourself, you may want to purchase owner’s title insurance.

Lender’s title insurance is usually required to get a mortgage loan. Lender’s title insurance protects your lender against problems with the title to your property—for example, if someone sues to say they have a claim against the home. Lender’s title insurance does not protect your investment in the home (your equity). If someone sues with a claim against your home, you are the first person responsible. The lender’s title insurance policy only covers claims that affect the lender’s loan. To protect your equity in the event of a title problem, you may want to purchase an owner’s title insurance policy.

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