Real Estate Services

We work with the best of the best in all areas of real estate. Our team of professionals partner with the top real estate professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys throughout Northern Illinois. By pooling our expertise in the industry and within a specific neighborhood, we are able to offer a full suite of solutions to enhance the consumer experience in each and every real estate transaction.

Our best-in-class real estate services include full title exam and underwriting capabilities, full escrow and closing services including recording and special projects. Our team is ready and able to help you with your next real estate transaction, and ultimately grow your business!

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How it works.

Chicago Title always recommends that sellers and buyers of real estate in the Chicagoland area hire an attorney for representation. We have a vast network of experienced attorneys servicing all of the counties in the Chicagoland area.

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Title Insurance

Real Property, Real Title Insurance

It Put Us on the Map; All Over It.

What it does.

Title insurance provides you the assurance that possible clouds on title to the property you are purchasing have been called to your attention and that such defects can be corrected before you buy. Additionally, it is insurance that if any undiscovered claims covered by your policy arise out of the past to threaten your ownership of real estate, it will be disposed of, or you will be reimbursed exactly as your title insurance policy provides.

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How to get it.

Opening a title order is easy, and can be handled using our simple Place an Order form found here on the website, or by contacting your Account Executive. Simply provide us with the buyer and seller names, the property address and a photograph of the first page of the purchase agreement. Then leave the rest to our team of specialists.

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Place an order here with our simple form.

Closing & Escrow

Full Closing & Escrow Services

Sensitivity, Flexibility, Creativity

What it does.

Competent funds disbursements, purchase contract execution and property ownership transfer are essential to successful real estate transactions. We will manage all aspects of your residential closing from the preparation of the closing disclosure to the distribution of funds, document recordings, and even home warranty.

How it works.

Opening an escrow order or reserving a closing date is easy, and can be handled using our simple Place an Order or Request a Closing forms found here on the website, or by contacting your Account Executive. Simply provide us with the buyer and sellers names, the property address and the date you want to close. Then leave the rest to our team of specialists.

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Place an order here with our simple form.

Construction Disbursing

Ground Up, Tenant Finish Work or Rehab

The most experienced construction disbursing team in the U.S.

How it works.

Proper financial management, positive cash flow for materials and labor costs, safeguards and contingency plans ensure the successful completion of our construction projects. Whether your development project is a ground-up build, property rehab or tenant finish work, we manage escrows for homes and properties of all sizes and price points. Let our local team of specialists support you and your customers, from blueprint through move-in.

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Special Search Products

What it does.

Chicago Title’s Customized Search Information Department specializes in producing traditional search products as well as creating custom search products tailored to the needs of any business. Traditional search products, such as Tract Searches, both commercial and residential, Jr. Alta products, Legal and Vesting searches, Tax, Judgement, and Flood searches are available locally and nationally. We can also tailor a search product for your specific business requirements.

How it works.

Our business development team will consult with you to understand how you use the information you require and we will work together to build a solution that exactly fits your business. Our scope for search products is national, and our team is dedicated exclusively to delivering high quality, customized search products.

Contact us and find out how our special search team can help your business meet its information and data needs.

Land Trust

Real Experience, Real Expertise

Privacy, Protection, Planning

What it does.

Land trusts are a simple, inexpensive method for handling the ownership of real estate. Eliminate many of the difficulties that otherwise may be encountered in acquiring, owning, selling or transferring real estate.

How it works.

We protect the property rights of our land trust beneficiaries with best-in-class services for the administration and defense of the trust instrument. Our dedicated trust professionals are committed to developing long-standing relationships with our customers to ensure sound planning.

1031 Property Exchange

Proven Exchange Solutions

Your strategic partner in tax deferred exchanges.

How it works.

A tax deferred exchange is a simple strategy that involves “exchanging” one “like kind” property for another for a tax deferred gain treatment. We provide best-in-class Qualified Intermediary services through IPX for the proper acquisition and relinquishment of properties according to section 1031 of the IRC. Let our team of specialists help you with your next property exchange.

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