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who pays title search, buyer or seller?

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who pays title search, buyer or seller?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 5 years ago.
As a general rule the title search is a seller's expense, but it can be shared or shifted by agreement.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

so, who ever pays title insurance gets to pick title company, too. Right?

Expert:  Loren replied 5 years ago.
Usually, but it can be designated in the contract.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

designated by who?

Expert:  Loren replied 5 years ago.
By the parties in their agreement. They can agree ahead of time which title company to use. Otherwise, the seller usually orders title because they are paying for the owner's policy.
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