Why Shop for Title Insurance

Consumers who shop for title insurance to compare service and fees can save substantially on their closing costs when buying or refinancing a home.  And we're not the only ones talking about it!

New ClosingCorp Survey Finds More Than 50 Percent of Homebuyers Are Still Surprised by Closing Costs

When asked what surprised them about their closing costs, 17 percent of all homebuyers were surprised costs/fees were even required and 35 percent of all homebuyers were surprised that their costs/fees were higher than expected. Read Article

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After court ruling, secret payoff schemes may raise settlement costs

"Always shop the market aggressively for your mortgage, title and settlement services. Compare quotes. When service providers aren’t paying for what may amount to referrals, they often can offer you better prices." Read Article

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Don’t Fall For These 3 Objections

According to our customers, here are the top 3 objections the real estate industry uses as to why you shouldn’t shop around for title insurance and settlement services. View Top 3 Objections.


FDIC Newsletter

The FDIC encourages consumers, “Consider comparing the prices of several title companies as far in advance of the closing as possible.” View newsletter

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How to Shop for Title Services

“Home buyers should focus on the title company's service, areas of coverage and experience. Consumers should ask title companies about other fees tied to the title insurance, including the settlement/escrow/closing fee.”  View Article


CFPB Booklet

To save money on title insurance, compare rates among various title insurance companies. Learn what you'll need and what you can shop around for. View e-Book.

ALT has been educating PA and NJ homebuyers for years that they have the right to hire their own settlement services company.  Title and settlement fees are not the same everywhere despite what you may have heard.