Standard vs. Enhanced Title Insurance
An Enhanced Title Insurance Policy is going to offer a greater protection over title defects as it covers many additional risks compared to a Standard Title Insurance Policy. Any purchasers of owner-occupied 1-4 family properties containing less than 10 acres of land are able to purchase an Enhanced Policy.
What are the benefits to you?
The superior coverage of the Enhanced Homeowners Title Policy provides outstanding benefits, which include:
- Comfort knowing that if a title claim arises, you have the best coverage available
- Numerous coverages which are not available with the Standard Owner’s Title Policy
- Knowing that you will have the ability to resell your home in the future, free of potentially damaging title problems
The Enhanced Homeowner’s Title Insurance Policy
Regal Abstract highly recommends the Enhanced Homeowner’s Title Insurance Policy to our home purchasers. This policy provides the most comprehensive coverage available for just 10% over the standard policy.
|Coverage Item||Enhanced Policy||Standard Policy|
|Any defect in title existing at the time of purchase||✓||✓|
|Prior recorded mortgages, judgements & other liens||✓||✓|
|Title owned by someone other than the seller||✓||✓|
|Unmarketability of title||✓||✓|
|Right of pedestrian access to land||✓||✓|
|Building permit violations||✓||NO|
|Enhanced access - right of vehicular access to land||✓||NO|
|Violation of restrictions on land||✓||NO|
|Coverage extends to Living Trusts upon transfer||✓||NO|
|Coverage for post-closing encroachment||✓||NO|
|Post closing forgery protection||✓||NO|
|Five-year inflation protection (Automatic increase)||✓||NO|