It is an insurance policy that protects the insured against loss should the condition of title to the land be other than as insured. Unlike other types of insurance that offer protection against future possible occurrences, title insurance offers protection against past occurrences which could result in a claim at a future date. Coverage continues in effect for so long as you have an interest in the covered property. If you should die, the coverage automatically continues for the benefit of your heirs. If you sell your property, giving warranties of title to your buyer, your coverage continues. Likewise, if a buyer gives you a mortgage to finance a purchase of covered property from you, your coverage continues to protect your security interest in the property. Title insurance provides the insured with “peace of mind” in knowing that you are receiving good and marketable title to the real estate you are purchasing.
Why do I need Title Insurance?
When you buy a home–or any property for that matter–you expect to enjoy certain benefits from ownership…to be able to occupy and use the property as you wish, to be free from debts or obligations not created or agreed to by you, and to be able to freely sell or pledge your property as security for a loan. Title insurance is designed to cover these rights. Without an owner’s title insurance policy, you may not be fully protected against errors in the public records, hidden defects not disclosed by the public records, or mistakes made during the examination of the title of your new property. As a result, you may be held fully accountable for any liens, judgments or claims brought against your new property. However, your owner’s title policy insures that if such an occasion arises, you will be defended, free of charge against all covered claims and paid up to the amount of the policy to settle valid claims.
Ms. Trentadue is President of Operations, CEO and co- founder of Watson Abstract Settlement Services. She is a distinguished executive with a stellar reputation spanning over 20 years in the real estate, mortgage finance and title /settlement Industries. Growing up, Cara believed in the American Dream of Homeownership. She retains the core value of hard work and dedication to her craft and as a single mother raising her son, Ms. Trentadue worked full time while attending New York Paralegal School and graduated at the top of her class focusing on Contract and Real Estate Law.
In 2001 Cara began her career working for a prominent New York Real Estate Attorney, where she enjoyed learning the importance of putting out a quality work product. “drafting and reviewing contracts and title reports are of the utmost importance when handling a real estate transaction and paying attention to those details are what sets you apart in this business.” Marketing strategies do not set you apart in this industry. “What sets us apart in the industry is understanding all aspects of the SERVICE we provide to all interested parties and the peace of mind we give for the years you live in your home.”
Throughout her career, Ms. Trentadue worked for various title agencies and mortgage banks always bringing with her the commitment to put out quality in her work and demanding nothing less from her vendors and associates. It is during this time she began collecting the tools necessary that would ultimately allow her to offer the services Watson Abstract provides.
As a licensed Title Agent in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Trentadue possesses a broad scope of knowledge in the real estate and title Industries and continues to expand on that knowledge base by implementing the most state of the art technologies such as E-Recording and fully integrated web based paperless software platforms which give her clients an advantage by streamlining the process and protecting their most valued information from cyber attack and identity theft. As a Notary in both New York and New Jersey and Settlement Agent for all lenders nationwide, Ms. Trentadue understands the trust and confidence the lender places in a settlement agent and she takes that very seriously. It is because of this commitment she is available to her lenders and attorneys 7 days a week to answer any questions and concerns. That is the service we are proud to provide.
The buyers, sellers, attorneys and lenders all rely on the expertise of their title agent. It is a vital a role and as a home buyer, you should know who your attorney is entrusting to follow through on the details and ensure that not only the closing is a smooth transition, but all the steps that happen behind the scenes and after the closing which ensures long term security in homeownership. Watson Abstract is proud to provide that to our clients.