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Subject:  Title Insurance - a rip-off? Date:  4/3/2000  10:25 PM
Author:  yingsu10 Number:  10414 of 127684

I am buying a new home for cash, thus, there is no mortgage company to insist I get title insurance.

It appears to me that title insurance is a major rip-off by the title companies. I think they charge something like $500 for insurance that just about never has to pay off.

I am buying a new home in a development being built by a nation wide development company. If my title has a problem, it looks like the whole development would have a problem. If there was a problem, when my neighbors win their court case I win mine.

Any thoughts? Does some company sell title insurance for a more reasonable price?

Thanks
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