Survey A property survey resembles a map and shows the location of all improvements to the property as well as the boundaries of the property, recorded right-of-ways and easements, and building set-back lines. Surveys may indicate issues such as a fence located outside the property line or any permanent improvements encroaching upon property lines or easements.
Title A legal document evidencing a person's right to or ownership of a property.
Title Company A company that specializes in examining and insuring titles to real estate. In Texas Title companies also facilitate closing.
Title Insurance Insurance that protects the lender (lender's policy) or the buyer (owner's policy) against loss arising from disputes over ownership of a property.
Title Search A check of the title records to ensure that the seller is the legal owner of the property and that there are no liens or other claims outstanding.