Title Services

Webster County Abstract Company will provide you with all of the services you need for a complete real estate title and abstract process. If you have any questions or if you don’t see the service you need, please contact us today.
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Explanation of Services

Abstract Continuation:
A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from the date of the last continuation of abstract to the date of certification.

Abstract Addendum:
A showing of a specific instrument from the public records as requested. No lien or judgment searches included.

Root of Title Abstract:
Also known as New Abstracts or 40 year Marketable Abstract: Begins from the root of title (a transfer of the entire title at least 40 years prior to certification date).

Master Abstract (developments):
The original abstract used for a new subdivision.

Stub abstract (foreclosures):
A compilation of all documents filed of public record affecting a specific parcel of real estate from a specifically requested date to the date of certification.

Report of Liens:
Last grantee, devisee, heir-at-law in chain of title, correct legal description and outstanding mortgages and judgments.

Certificate of Title:
Same as Report of Liens but includes a search for easements and/or land use agreements.

Title Guaranty Division Form 900/901 Search:
Last grantee, devisee, heir-at-law in chain of title, correct legal description and outstanding mortgages and judgments.

Rapid Certificate (Title Guaranty Form):
We offer the ability to issue your final Title Guaranty Certificate quickly and efficiently without waiting for the release of any mortgages paid off at closing.

Mechanic Lien Search:
This report reflects any open or outstanding Mechanics’ Liens on a specific property. This assists you in identifying whether all contractors and suppliers have been paid for the work performed on the property.

Personal Lien (Name) Search:
Written search showing any judgments or liens filed against an individual.

Pre-closing Search Certificate:
Last minute search of real estate prior to closing.

Post-Closing Search:
A Post-closing Search Certificate is a one page document that shows any new documents, judgments or liens filed of public record that affect the title to a particular parcel of land since the property was last searched. Post-closing Search Certificates can be used in conjunction with Preliminary Continuations, Title Reports, and Pre-closing Search Certificates. In most situations, the Post-closing Search Certificate includes a showing of a new Deed and/or Mortgage that has been filed.

Ownership Search:
Written report showing current titleholder and legal description of property searched.

Assistance in Locating Abstracts of Title:
We can assist you in trying to locate your abstract by utilizing our Order database.

E-mail Delivery of Title Reports and Name Searches:
We can provide email delivery of our searches for your convenience.

Comparative Lender Monthly Mortgage Report:
We offer a monthly report for a fee that shows the Mortgages recorded for each month.

The many reasons to choose Webster County Abstract Company for your abstracting needs:

We are the recognized leader for Abstract and Title Services in Webster County, Iowa.

Our experienced staff will provide solutions to even the most difficult real estate title issues.

We maintain the most complete set of real estate records that allows us to be more detailed in the information we provide.

We are committed to providing timely and professional service for your title orders.

Our current staff carries on the vision that started over 150 years ago, and our commitment to service and professionalism sets us apart from other title companies. Whether you need abstracts, title reports, a current record owner searched, or any other service provided, our staff is ready to help you.