Charlevoix Abstract & Title is knowledgeable in
all types of real estate transactions, including:
- Vacant Land
- New Construction
- 1031 Exchanges
- Insured Closings
Charlevoix Abstract offers a full range of title and real estate services including title policies, closing and escrow services, 1031 property exchanges, master policies and drafting of condominium documents, including establishing a developer protection entity, and new construction. We also assist private sellers in selling their property by owner, commonly referred to as a “FSBO” transaction. This is an ever-increasingly popular method to sell property as a result of tightening loan restrictions.
The Title Agency offers a full range of real estate legal services, including land contracts, which are becoming an extremely popular way to sell residential property in today’s difficult lending market. We prepare easements and other real estate documents, estate planning documents and probate administration, purchase agreements, contracts, leases and other business documents.
What is a Closing?
In some areas a closing is called a "settlement". This is the process of completing a real estate transaction during which deeds, mortgages, leases and other required instruments are signed. They are then delivered and an accounting between the parties is made. Finally, the money is disbursed and the documents are recorded.
Why Title Insurance?
Owning real estate is one of the most precious values of freedom enjoyed in this country. When you decide to buy a new home, you want to be sure the property will be yours and that no one else will have any liens, claims or encumbrances against your home other than your own mortgage. Once purchased, title insurance remains in effect for as long as you own your home.
Old Republic National Title Insurance company provides underwriting support for Charlevoix Abstract & Title Agency's land title business. Old Republic Title has consistently earned honors as one of the highest rated title insurers in the United States. With over 90 years of dedicated excellence, the people of Old Republic Title stand ready to provide unparalleled service for all your needs, from residential transactions to complex commercial projects.