There are many benefits to creating a living trust. Here are the top three: 1. Avoid probate at death. Including multiple probates, if you own other property in another state. 2. It provides maximum privacy. 3. It can reduce or completely eliminate estate taxes.
The purpose of the title company is to make sure the title to the home is lawfully given to the buyer. Once the title company has completed its verification, it will support that guarantee with title insurance. Title insurance protects the bank and the owner if someone were to make a claim to the property.