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Iowa Title Company - Linn County Products

Types of Products:

  • New Abstract
  • Continuation of Abstract
  • Personal Lien Certificate (PLC – Buyer Search)
  • Addendum to Abstract
  • Addendum to show Release
  • Final Continuation
  • Post Closing Certificate (PCC)
  • Copy of Abstract
  • Stub Continuation of Abstract
  • Marketable Title Certification
  • New Plat/Condo
  • Fastfax

Report Products:

  • Report of Ownership
  • Report of Liens
  • Report of Title
  • Form 900 – Title Guaranty Report
  • Form 901 – Title Guaranty Report
  • Day of Close Search (Last Minute)
  • Mechanics Lien Search
  • UCC Search
  • Miscellaneous Research
  • Copies of Documents
  • Monthly Mortgage Report
  • Mortgage Detail Report

Abstract Definitions

New Abstract: A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from the date of the root of title (a transfer of the entire title at least 40 years prior to certification date) to the date of certification. Documents are shown in accordance with the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association. Includes appropriate judgment and lien searches against all titleholders in the chain of title and status of the real estate taxes (including amount, year(s), and parcel identification number). Search also conducted from the date of the government entry to the date of the root of title for any matters affecting the real estate such as: easements, party wall agreements, surveys or plats (some counties may include United States Patents).

Continuation of Abstract: A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from the date of the last continuation of abstract to the date of certification. Documents are shown in accordance with the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association. Includes appropriate judgment and lien searches against all titleholders in the chain of title and status of the real estate taxes (including amount, year(s), and parcel identification number).

Personal Lien Certificate (PLC): Reports any judgments or liens filed against an individual in the reporting county. Includes case number, who judgment or lien is in favor of, amount of the judgment, and any partial payments made as of the date of the search.

Addendum to Abstract: A showing of a specific instrument from the public records according to the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association.

Addendum to show Release: A showing of a release of mortgage filed of public record. Shown according to the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association. No charge when done following a final continuation of abstract.

Final Continuation: A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from the date of the last continuation of abstract to the date of certification, which is most often the filing date of the mortgage. Documents are shown in accordance with the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association. Includes appropriate judgment and lien searches against titleholders in the chain of title and status of the real estate taxes (including amount, year (s), and parcel identification number). Be specific with your instructions. Our policy is to continue the final through the first mortgage unless otherwise requested.

Post Closing Certificate (PCC): An abbreviated, report-formatted “final”. The Post Closing Certificate provides information recorded from the date of the last continuation of abstract through the filing date of the newly recorded mortgage.

Copy of Abstract: A re-certified duplicate of a prior abstract of title.

Stub Continuation of Abstract: A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from a specifically requested date to the date of certification. Documents are shown in accordance with the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association. Includes appropriate judgment and lien searches against all titleholders in the chain of title and status of the real estate taxes (including amount, year (s), and parcel identification number).

Marketable Title Certification: A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from the date of the root of title (a transfer of the entire title at least 40 years prior to certification date) to the date of certification. Documents are shown in accordance with the standards set by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Land Title Association. Includes appropriate judgment and lien searches against all titleholders in the chain of title. Search also conducted from the date of the government entry to the date of the root of title for any matters affecting the real estate such as: easements, party wall agreements, surveys or plats (some counties may include United States Patents). Includes a reformatting of an existing abstract to include the above.

New Plat/Condo: A creation of a new abstract (as defined above under New Abstract) or the continuation of the abstract (defined above under Continuation of Abstract) in preparation for the filing of a platted subdivision or a submission of real estate to the condominium regime.

Fastfax: A faxed copy of a requested-recorded document by a customer.
Monthly Mortgage Report: A report by mortgage lender of the number of mortgages filed in a particular month, the % of the total that number represents, the total dollars of their recorded mortgages, and the % of the total dollars that number represents.

Mortgage Detail Report: A report of all mortgages filed within a specific month as shown in the DMS posting includes volume/page, mortgagees, mortgagor, & date of recording and amount of mortgage).

Report Definitions

Report of Ownership: Last grantee, devisee, heir-at-law in chain of title, correct legal description, and outstanding mortgages. (24-48 hr turn time)

Report of Liens: Last grantee, devisee, heir-at-law in chain of title, correct legal description, parcel identification number, judgments and other liens against current titleholders and all outstanding mortgages. (24-48 hr turn time)

Report of Title: Same as Report of Liens above, but search also includes easements, restrictive covenants, plats, and surveys. (7 day turn time)

Copies of Documents

Day of Close/Last Minute Search: Must be within 90 days of certification date of prior report. No charge to record or file, but check for Recorder’s/Clerk’s fees must accompany documents.

Mechanics Lien: Only Mechanics Liens as to a specific parcel of real estate. (24-48 hr turn time)

UCC Search: UCC filings as to names supplied by customer. (24-48 hr turn time)

 


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