Posted by Bill Scott on October 27, 2000 at 03:54:37:
It depends on where you live! As Dew pointed out, Co. and I know Cal. have title companies where you can go in and get what is basically an abstracted title. Other states, such as Ohio where I now live, don’t seem to have heard of such a thing. What you find instead is a ‘title opinion’—costs about $75.00 and is a cursory search to ferret out anything obviously wrong with the title such as IRS liens, Quiet Title actions…etc.