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December 21, 2010
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The Househunter’s Scorecard

Print out this Scorecard and Take it Along with You

Nothing’s quite so frustrating as forgetting why you liked two or three particular homes after weeks of looking. With this scorecard, you can keep a record for yourself.

Not only does this list include most of the features you’ll be needing in a home, it takes into account the importance of the surrounding community.

Maybe even more important, it allows you to set up a priority list ahead of time, a ranking order of features from the most vital to insignificant. Since most home purchases are compromises, this should help make your decision easier.

The priority list can also help a Realtor get a better picture of what you are looking for in a house to select those houses available that best meet your requirements.

When you are visiting different homes, there’s no need to feel embarrassed about pulling out this check list and making notes. After all, you have a big decision to make, and it behooves you to take every precaution.

House Hunters Scorecard (Printer-friendly version)

Selecting your Title Insurer

You’ll want to protect the title to your property with title insurance from the Chicago Title and Trust Family of Companies, the foremost name in title insurance. You want to be sure that you have a good title, free and clear of any claim which might possibly affect your ownership in the future. A title insurance policy insures your rights as a homeowner. Should a claim ever arise against your title as insured, the CTIC Family will immediately arrange for legal counsel to defend your title, in court if necessary, completely at its own expense. Should the claim be valid and a loss sustained, it is paid by the CTIC Family up to the full value of the policy.