Value Added Services. Our services extend beyond just title insurance.

Our team provides real estate related services that add value beyond the traditional title insurance product line. Our solutions touch on all areas of real estate. And, our professionals do too. We are equipped to assist you with the arduous task of document retrieval, accommodation recordings, search projects that expand beyond your local reach, and even commercial foreclosure navigation.

Document Retrieval and Search Service

Need more detailed information on a particular property? Last deed of record search, name search, address search--whatever it may be, let us handle it for you. Our team can obtain copies of previously recorded documents upon request, and deliver certified copies when desired. We can facilitate a variety of requests ranging from mortgage or deed searches to name or parcel identification number searches. Thanks to our national footprint we can handle this challenging task while giving you one single point of contact.

National Due Diligence Services

National Due Diligence Services (NDDS) specializes in single, multi-site and multi-state assignments or portfolios, with cost sensitive deadlines. A single point of contact will jump start your nationwide project providing interactive, web-based ALTA/ACSM Land Surveys, Zoning Reports & Letters, Environmental Site Assessments, Seismic Risk Assessments and Property Condition Assessments saving you time and money. NDDS wants to be your partner for the success and future of your business. NDDS provides the highest caliber of professional service and our reputation is built on providing superior customer service with dedicated and engaged project managers every step of the way.

Accommodation Recording Service

Whether you need one document recorded or one thousand, our nationwide network of local offices and web-based electronic recording options help make the process efficient and timely. We specialize in the recording of legal documents, as well as document tracking and retrieval. Regardless of the municipality, our team helps get your document to the county, tracks it through the recording process, and returns it to the correct location. We also provide feedback regarding rejected documents and collaborate with the customer to remedy the situation and record the document(s).

Proceedings & Necessary Party Exams

Navigating Commercial Foreclosure. Let Chicago Title NCS lead the search.

When you need help securing a foreclosure on a commercial property in a timely manner, see the experts at our Seattle NCS unit. Our professionals will help you navigate the commercial foreclosure process, and skillfully guide you through all five major steps in a commercial foreclosure:

  1. Necessary parties examination for judicial proceeding (minutes of foreclosure)
  2. Complaint procedures
  3. After judgment
  4. Sale
  5. Issuance of Sheriff’s deed

When a bank forecloses on a commercial property, the law requires the bank to give notice to all parties including known or unknown owners/non-record claimants. We have the experience, national staff and technological resources to identify previously unknown parties to ensure the property forecloses on schedule and without any subsequent claims.

Some of the tools used to eliminate non-record claimant interests include the issuance of:

  • Affidavit – after the notice of foreclosure is recorded, the plaintiff must file an affidavit with the court clerk stating the names and respective present or last known addresses of the non-record claimants or that the existence, names and present of last known address of the non-record claimants are unknown.
  • Publication Notice: aat least 30 days prior to the entry of a judgment of foreclosure, non-record claimants must be provided with notice as set forth in the statute or local statute. Most often it takes the form of publication in a local newspaper.

Once a judgment is issued, we issue a title commitment to ensure the foreclosure can move forward as planned allowing the lender to eventually take title to the property and then sell it.