Longview,Texas ~ U.S.Title Company, Inc.

How We Can Serve You

U.S. TITLE can supply title insurance to cover costs, attorney's fees, and expenses to defend your title as insured. Your property can be fully protected for as long as you own it. The policy can even protect your heirs, should you die.

But providing title insurance is only one part of our full range of customer services. Our comprehensive database and consistently upgraded computer technology give our clients the edge with quick access and speed of process. Many community members rely on our experienced professional staff and high-tech information system for answers to their real estate questions.

The Need for Title Protection

In today's complicated world, property owners need title protection more than ever. A deed to a piece of property does not necessarily prove that the seller is the owner of the property. The will or deed could be forged, undisclosed heirs could lay claim to the land, or errors in clerical work could endanger a person's legal title to his land.

As early as 1640, Americans saw the need for a safe, accurate system of recording land transactions in the public records. Later, land title insurance was developed in the 1870s as a safeguard against forged records, inaccurate record searches, and other title problems.

Realtors, Buyers, and Sellers

A smooth real estate closing requires technical knowledge and experience. U.S. TITLE acts as an escrow agent, holding legal documents and funds on behalf of a buyer and seller. All parties involved in a transaction rely on the escrow holder to follow the instructions of both parties without bias. Whether it's a multi-million dollar closing, a multi-state transaction, or closing on the house around the corner, U.S. TITLE can supply quick and accurate service.

Attorneys and Lenders

With our fully computerized title records and escrow systems, U.S. TITLE can provide fast, reliable information regarding lien status and federal and state tax liens. Our database allows access to legal descriptions and property owners as well as complete copies of any instrument affecting real estate filed in the courthouse records in Gregg, Upshur, Rusk, Harrison, and Sabine counties Texas. We provide attorneys the best title information and assistance for their examination of real estate titles, closing, and curing of title defects.

Service is Our Policy

Above all, our job is to make your job easier. Our knowledgeable, responsive staff is dedicated to meeting your needs.

Stephen W. McDaniel

  • President and Director of U.S. Title Company, Inc.

  • Board Certified in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Juris Doctors Degree, Baylor University School of Law, 1969

  • Associate Editor Baylor Law Review, Baylor University School of Law

  • Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1969-1973

  • Practicing Attorney in Longview since 1973

Our Underwriters Chicago Title Insurance Company
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Commonwealth Title Insurance Company

Sales Agreement Information Checklist

1. Sellers full legal names.

Single? Husband and wife? Widow? Etc.
A. Full physical address of sellers, including the zip code.
B. Daytime phone number where seller can be reached.
C. Social security numbers of the sellers. Indicate his-hers.

2. Buyers' full legal names.

*Need same information as from Seller except for the social security numbers.

3. Legal description of the property which may be obtained from:

A. Copy of prior deed or deed of trust regarding the subject property.
B. A copy of a previous survey plat made when property was purchased, if available.

4. Street, highway, or rural route address of property.

5. The amount of earnest money deposit to be made under terms of the contract (If earnest money is to be deposited.)

6. Proposed sale price. Amounts of down payment and proposed loan.

7. Name of proposed Lender. Proposed loan conventional or FHA/VA?

8. Name, address, and phone number of existing lender-you also need loan number.

9. If the current record owners at the courthouse (the previous purchasers of the property) are different, in any way, from the names of the sellers in this transaction, a detailed explanation of the the circumstances and persons involved will be necessary.

10. Regarding the condition of the property:

A. The property is to be conveyed in "as is" condition.
B. The buyer will have the option, at his expense, to have property inspected by licensed inspectors.

N OTE: Effective January 1, 1994, Section 5.008 of the Texas Property Code requires a seller of residential real property of not more than one dwelling unit to deliver a copy of the Seller's Disclosure Notice, completed to the best of the seller's belief and knowledge, to a purchaser on or before the effective date of a contract for the sale of the property. If a contract is entered into without the seller providing the notice, the buyer may terminate the contract for any reason within seven (7) days after receiving the notice. If information required by the notice is unknown to the seller, the seller may indicate that fact on the notice and thereby comply with the requirements of Section 5.008 of the Texas Property Code.

Selling Your Home or Other Property?

We'll be glad to help!

Your realtor will provide many valuable services in the marketing and sale of your home. When your agent asks if you have a preference with regard to title insurance, escrow and closing services we hope you'll specify U.S. Title Company.

The staff at U.S. Title prepares for and closes home and other property loans every day.

If you have questions or don't have an agent to tell you how to proceed once you have a buyer for your home or other property, give us a call! (903) 753-9666.

Gregg County U.S. Title Company, Inc. 1000 N. High St. Longview, TX 75606 903-753-9666 - Phone 903-753-6524 - Fax


Upshur County U. S. Title Company, Inc. 217 West Tyler P. O. Box 1027 Gilmer, Texas 75644 903-680-2500 - Phone 903-680-2505 - Fax


Rusk County U. S. Title Company, Inc. 210 North Main Henderson, Texas 75652 903-657-8400 - Phone 903-657-1643 - Fax


Sabine County Toledo Bend Title 155 S. Texas St. P.O. Box 1090 Hemphill, Texas 75948 409-787-3161 - Phone 409-787-2927 - Fax



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