The title company that will conduct the "Settlement" is normally chosen by the buyer. The title company essentially handles the legal side of the deal.
The title company manages lien releases and recording of legal documents - such as titles, deeds, etc. It also conducts a title search to ensure proper transfer of ownership and issues title insurance for that property. Title insurance protects the lender and/or owner against lawsuits or claims against the property that can result from disputes over the title. Title companies also often maintain escrow accounts which contain the funds needed to close on the home.
An experienced, trusted, professional title company can alleviate a lot of heartache before, during, and after the sale of a home.
Here are some of our Local Preferred Title Companies:
Foote Title Group
3010 Crain Highway, Suite 300
Waldorf, MD 20601
Lakeside Title Company
10425 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754 301-855-2700
3680 Leonardtowwn Road, Suite 101
Waldorf, MD 20601 301-843-0403
St. Mary's County:
23076 Three Notch Road
California, MD 20619 301-737-3839
La Plata Office:
6360 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646 301-753-1000
3720 Leonardtown Road, Suite 107
Waldorf, MD 20602 301-638-7111