Abstracts & Titles, Inc. has been providing unparalleled title insurance, escrow and construction disbursement service to our customers for over 40 years. We have continued to strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, and to provide a level of service unmatched in the escrow and title industry.
Excellence is possible through the extensive experience of our escrow, construction, and title officers. Our officers have been providing services to realtors, bankers, developers, property owners, and buyers using their many years of experience in their related areas.
The vast experience of our title officers and escrow closers will provide confidence at the closing table and answer your questions prior to closing. When you come to the closing table with your doubts satisfied and your questions answered, you will feel confident and safe with the transactions ahead of you.
Buying, selling or refinancing could be one of the most important decisions you will make. Protect yourself with a title insurance policy issued by Abstracts & Titles, Inc. You can rest assured that your property is protected against defects with the financial stability of our underwriters and the professional integrity and responsible management of Abstracts & Titles, Inc.
The purpose of this website is to provide our most important asset, our customers, with the proper tools and information about the title insurance process. Buying a home is certainly one of the most important steps of any individual's life, and it is our goal to make sure the process is completed as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Please feel free to browse and explore our site to further inform you about the intricacies within the real estate field.
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Abstracts & Titles, Inc. was organized in 1965 with one location and has since added additional locations in Madison County, Illinois. We have always provided the services of title insurance, escrow closings and construction disbursements for commercial and residential property.
Our staff performs with the utmost professionalism and guarantees customer satisfaction. Our staff is unique by the amazing amount of experience found at Abstracts & Titles, Inc. Our abstracting department has over 50 years of experience, our title examination department has over 75 years of experience and our escrow closing department has over 50 years experience. This expertise demonstrates our stability and knowledge in the title insurance field.
President and Vice President Susan J. Engelke and Linda Steele, respectively, have been with the company over 30 years with vast experience in examination and escrow closing. Both are very experienced and knowledgeable in the title insurance area and are ready to answer any questions you may have.
Our operations are completely computerized and the technology is constantly being updated. We operate a complete tracts index system and give the ability for viewing online all closing documents prior to closing.
We are ready to assist you and would appreciate an opportunity to work with you on your next title insurance venture.
When your buyers/sellers have signed the sales contract...NOW WHAT?!?! For any agent, signing the sales contract may seem like the finish line but this is only where we begin!!! From the initial title search to the last signature at the escrow closing, we here at Abstracts & Titles, Inc. want to assist you in making this process easy for both you and your clients. We make it our goal to finish the closing with complete customer satisfaction.
If you're ready to place an order, you can fill out our convenient online order form. Or you can simply fax the signed sales contract to 618-656-0719. If your client(s) have prior title insurance, they will receive a discount on their new insurance search and commitment. A copy of prior title insurance can be from any title company to be give a discounted rate. If title insurance is from Abstracts & Titles, Inc. it can be referenced by a file number. If you do not know or cannot provide the file number, just indicate your prior title is with Abstracts & Titles, Inc.
Once you have faxed the sales contract or emailed the order to Abstracts & Titles, Inc. you may call our Glen Carbon or Collinsville location to schedule the escrow closing. We try to accommodate all of our customers to the times that work best for them within normal business hours. You tell us when you would like to close and we will make every attempt to accommodate the request
Once Abstracts & Titles, Inc. has received the order, we will begin to process it. After the search is completed and all the requirements are noted, the completed search is presented in the form of a title commitment, which is a typed version of the findings within the search. It includes the names of the current owners and the names of the potential buyers along with a legal description and requirements for closing. Tax information and restrictions and conditions are included in this commitment as well. After the commitment is finished it will be mailed to you at the broker's office and also include a bill for the services provided. The fees will NOT be paid UNTIL the closing date.
Once the closing date and time has been booked, the closer will contact you, the agent, for any bills to be paid and other information pertaining to the closing. They will also acquire the information to payoff any liens, prepare the HUD or Settlement Statement which includes all information pertaining to the closing and sale costs to complete the transaction. If all parties cannot be present at closing, overnight packages or emails can accommodate your situation at an additional cost.