A title search and title insurance provide peace of mind and a legal safeguard so that when you buy a property, no one else can try to claim it as theirs later. This will be done by the title company closing the home. They will perform a title search to make sure there are no clouds on the title (a claim to a property that could call into question or invalidate your ownership of it). If there are, these problems will need to be resolved before the property becomes yours.
*Pinnacle Hint* Many times the seller will pay for the buyer’s title insurance if you agree to close with their recommended title company