Need to Know about Title Insurance

What you Need to Know about Title Insurance

For most people their home is the biggest and most serious investment which they will make, and it is only natural to want some protection for this investment. Over half of all real estate purchases experience problems somewhere down the line, whether it be in the chain of title transference, or previous owners debts; title insurance can protect you and your investment from such problems.

What does the term title insurance mean?

Title insurance is much like any other insurance policy except it does not cover you for future hazards. This insurance covers you, the seller, and the lender against damages and issues which were already in existence at the time of purchase.

What does title insurance protect you against?

Title insurance, for just one premium, protect against breaks in the transference of titles, liens, defects in the property title, encumbrances, another person claiming ownership, improperly recorded documents, fraud, forgery, encroachments, and easements. Much like other forms of insurance it all depends upon what you include in your policy.

Title insurance protects you, your lenders, and the seller against the issues and costs than come with such issues. When you consider all this it is very clear that while this insurance is not a necessity for real estate purchase it is very smart to consider it!

How does it work, then?

A notary, title agent, or your attorney can start a title search from the moment that an offer is made on any property, and they will prepare a preliminary report for you to consider and approve. If you decide to go ahead and confirm the report demands will be paid and fund disbursed before the actual policy is created. Once the policy has been created you know that your property (and your investment) is safe.

We would highly recommend that you consider title insurance when you’re thinking of investing in a property.

Mexico Property Insurance

Mexico Property Insurance

It’s always a good idea to invest in property insurance if you have a home or watercraft in Mexico. Having insurance on your Mexico property will help protect you in case of unexpected

Mexico Property Insurance

Mexico property insurance policies are not like those found in the U.S. and Canada because the terminology used and types of coverage offered are usually significantly different. Therefore, you can’t expect a standard policy to contain the same types of eligible coverage criteria in a Mexican property insurance policy that you may find in an American policy. As a solution for this difference, there are insurance companies in the U.S. that specialize in Mexican insurance law and policy-making. These specialty companies collaborate with the Mexican insurance companies to underwrite policies that are recognizable to Americans while still maintaining the legal validation of Mexico.

Non-Spanish Speakers

Unless you speak great Spanish and have no problem dealing with your insurance terms in Spanish, it will be best to have your policy prepared at one of these specialty insurance companies in the U.S. Having a familiar policy format for your Mexico property insurance may prove to be ingenious if you ever must file a claim in an already tense situation.

Check what’s included on standard policies

Moreover, US-led policies may have coverage options (for instance, third-party liability cover) that may not be found in the standard coverage for the Mexican insurance company. So, you may have to pay extra premiums for items that automatically would come in the standard policy with the specialist U.S.-based company.

Depending on what you want you plan to cover with regards to your Mexico property insurance, may be the determining factor for using a direct Mexican insurance company or one of the specialty insurance companies in the U.S.

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Home Insurance in Mexico

What You Need to Know about Home Insurance in Mexico

Depending on your personal needs and preferences, circumstances, and of course your budget, you can choose Mexico home insurance entirely or even partially. The cost of home insurance in Mexico will depend upon a few different factors, which would include the location of the property, the type of property, the value of the property, the age of the property, and what items you would like to be covered.

Home insurance in Mexico

An “All Risks” insurance coverage is offered by some insurance policies in Mexico. This type of home insurance coverage will pay you with generally most incidents and accidents that involve the property. There are better policy coverages that can protect you for incidents that are classified as catastrophic, which would include fire, earthquakes, floods, winds, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. However, not all of the home insurance companies in Mexico are able to cover you for all of these potentially catastrophic events.

Property owners in Mexico can lower their insurance premiums by electing to limit “Named Perils” that will be assigned to your home insurance policy by just choosing to take “All Risks” insurance coverage. What does this mean? It means that certain events may be covered while other events will not be covered. The insurance policies that are cheaper in cost are called “Named Perils”, which is often mistaken to be comprehensive insurance. Make sure your insurance broker provides clear instructions between these type of insurance along with the differences and prices of the insurance options.

What to include in your home insurance in Mexico

Your home insurance policy should always cover the structure of your home. You can even add coverage for carports, garages, studios, game rooms, and any outbuildings. Many homes in Mexico come with several different structures, which would include a central courtyard with several buildings built around it, and many insurance policies do not cover these added structures if they are not connected to the main home.

Contents Insurance in Mexico

A great home insurance policy in Mexico should cover all the personal belongings that you own, or those that are owned by your employees and any guests (within your home). Some of the home insurance policies in Mexico will also cover jewelry, arts, sporting equipment, money, though this coverage may be limited and need premiums for particularly expensive items. There may be an option if you would like to add higher insurance limits on different items, which is generally located on the special selection area of your home insurance application form. Theft insurance coverage may vary as it will depend upon if it has been specifically listed or is added to the “scheduled” area.

Loss of Use or Rental Income

If your Mexico property is used for work or it is a rental income property, then you can add a “loss of use” risk to your insurance policy. This coverage would provide you coverage for any expenses caused by the fact that you cannot use your property for a long period of time. Also, if your property is very damaged and it will take a while to repair or even rebuild the property, then your home insurance will cover for all loss of rental income that you would have gained. Evidence is often required, and a rental contract is good evidence.

If you have a home in Mexico, then this is what you need to know about home insurance in Mexico.

Reference: Mexperience