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PA Title Insurance by Faxon Settlement Services, LLC Serving the Entire State of PA

Faxon Settlement Services, LLC prides itself on being a full-service title insurance company in State College, PA. We love to give back to the community any way that we can. We are dedicated to helping you through the process from start to finish. Let our experts walk you through the process and make it an enjoyable experience.

Protecting your investment

Title insurance is not as well understood as other types of home insurance, but it is just as important. You see, when purchasing a home, instead of purchasing the actual building or land, you are really purchasing the title to the property – the right to occupy and use the space. That title may be limited by rights and claims asserted by others, which may limit your use and enjoyment of the property and even bring financial loss. Title insurance protects against these types of title hazards.

Other types of insurance that protect your home focus on possible future events and charge an annual premium. On the other hand, title insurance protects against loss from hazards and defects that already exist in the title and is purchased with a one-time premium.

Our Services

  • Title Insurance (Commercial, Residential and raw land)
  • Deed Preparation
  • Closing/Notary Services
  • Mortgage and Loan Documents
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Sales Agreements
  • Recording/Satisfaction Tracking
  • Escrow Services
  • Order Payoff(s)/Final Readings
  • Subordinations
  • Power of Attorney

Who We Serve

Two kinds of title insurance and benefits

There are two basic kinds of title insurance:

  • Lender or mortgagee protection
  • Owner’s coverage

Most lenders require mortgagee title insurance as security for their investment in real estate, just as they may call for fire insurance and other types of coverage as investor protection. When title insurance is provided, lenders are willing to make mortgage money available in distant locales where they know little about the market.

Owner’s title insurance lasts as long as you, the policyholder – or your heirs – have an interest in the insured property. This may even be after you have sold the property.

Depending on local practices and state law where the property is located, you may pay an additional premium for an owner’s policy or you may pay a simultaneous issue charge – usually a smaller amount – for the separate lender coverage. You may even split settlement costs with the seller for the lender or owner’s policy.

What does your premium pay for?

An important part of title insurance is its emphasis on risk elimination before insuring. This gives you, the policyholder, the best possible chance for avoiding title claim and loss.

Title insuring begins with a search of public land records affecting the real estate concerned. An examination is conducted by the title agent or attorney on behalf of its underwriter to determine whether the property is insurable. The examination of evidence from a search is intended to fully report all material objections to the title. Frequently, documents that don’t clearly transfer title are found in the chain, or history that is assembled from the records in a search. Here are some examples of documents that can present concerns:

  • Deeds, wills and trusts that contain improper wording or incorrect names
  • Outstanding mortgages and judgments, or a lien against the property because the seller has not paid taxes
  • Easements that allow construction of a road or utility line
  • Pending legal action against the property that could affect a purchaser
  • Incorrect notary acknowledgments
Through the search and examination, title problems are disclosed so they can be corrected whenever possible. However, even the most careful, preventative work cannot locate all hidden title hazards.
Title hazards/defects
In spite of all the expertise and dedication that go into a title search and examination, hidden hazards can emerge after closing, resulting in unpleasant and costly surprises. Some examples of hazards include:

  • A forged signature on the deed, which would mean no transfer of ownership to you
  • An unknown heir of a previous owner who is claiming ownership of the property
  • Instruments executed under an expired or a fabricated power of attorney
  • Mistakes in the public records
Title insurance offers financial protection against these and other covered title hazards. The title insurer will pay for defending against an attack on title as insured, and will either perfect the title or pay valid claims – all for a one-time charge at closing.

Your home is your most important investment. Before you go to closing, ask about your title insurance protection, and be sure to protect your home with an owner’s title insurance policy.

Notary

Faxon Settlement Services, LLC offers flexible notary service in every county in Pennsylvania, during business hours or after hours. We will come to your home or office or any location you request.

Deed Preparation

Faxon Settlement Services, LLC offers Deed preparation in every county in Pennsylvania for $95.

Satisfaction Tracking

Faxon Settlement Services, LLC provides satisfaction tracking of your mortgage to ensure that, when paid off the proper mortgage is satisfied at the County Recorder of Deeds office.

Our Partners

State College

2125 E College Ave., Ste. 202 State College, PA 16801

Montoursville

180 Choate Circle #2 Montoursville, PA 17754

Lewisburg

136 N 8th Street Lewisburg, PA 17837

Office Locations

State College
2125 E College Ave. Ste.202
State College, PA 16801

Montoursville
180 Choate Circle #2
Montoursville, PA 17754

Lewisburg
136 N 8th Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Phone: 833.iClose4U (425-6734)

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Also by Appointment