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Written Search/Title Report – When no prelim abstract or searches have been completed in the last thirty (30) days; lists correct legal description, current title holder(s), any liens, judgments, and current tax status. Used for preparing land transactions by lenders and closing companies.

Written with Written to Follow – Used in a Lender’s re-finance transaction. Written Title Report on current property and its deed holder since taking ownership. Then, after closing, a second report to reflect new recordings.

Tax Sale Search/Title Report – Used when there is a tax sale on a property and/or Tax Sale Certificate holder is ready to foreclose on a tax sale, shows correct legal description, current/ten year title holder(s) includes all liens, judgments and tax status.

Ten Year Search/Title Report – Used when all interested parties within past ten years need to be shown/searched, shows correct legal description, current/ten year title holder(s) includes all liens, judgments and tax status.

Pre-Closing Search – Follows our preliminary abstract preparation, completed within the last 30 days. Used by realtors, lenders, and closing services for up-to-date, last minute search information, prior to closing. Pre-closing searches can be done on Seller, Buyer or Both.

Post-Closing Certification – Performed after closing of a real estate closing, continuing from prelimary abstracting, listing all documents, instrument numbers, and dates of recording.

Form 900 Title Guaranty Pre-Closing – A Title Guaranty document – A title report, set out in template form to comply with the standard from Iowa Finance Authority. Commonly used by lenders and closing service companies as a first step in the acquisition of Iowa Finance Authority Title Insurance.

Form 901 Title Guaranty Post-Closing – A Title Guaranty document – Lists recorded documents following a closing proceeding on a specific parcel of land.

Deed Search – Locate current deed for specific parcel of land or multiple parcels per specific owner. Used by lenders and attorneys in preparation of estate work or other land transactions. (There will be an additional charge if more research than one/two deeds need to be shown).

Easement/Specialty searches – Available upon request (prices may vary, depending on requested information).

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