A title search can be defined as “[e]xamining deeds, land records and documents to verify the seller is the legal owner and there are no encumbrances affecting title.” (Black’s Online Dictionary, 2d. Edition). A title search is basically a snapshot in time of a specific real property showing the owners, chain of title, security instruments, and those parties having an interest in the specific real property being searched. Why is having a title search so important? Real estate tends to