The records and documents associated with a property are public record, which means anyone can access them and read them. Because they’re public documents, you could theoretically do your own title search, bypassing the work of a title company.
But here’s why you should not go that route:
We don’t know of any title company (including us) who would issue title insurance or close a deal based on a title search that was not performed by a professional.
The abstractors who perform our title searches are professionals with the training and experience needed to conduct thorough and complete title searches. Plus, our abstractors are required to carry Errors and Omissions Insurance that protects Foote Title Group and our customers against any omissions in the title search.
We only work with professional abstractors because we are assured that we will get thorough, high-quality work and the protection that E&O Insurance provides us all.
Maryland homeowners who’d like to see documents related to their property anytime at https://mdlandrec.net/main/. They’ll be able to see their deed, mortgage, and other documents that have been recorded, but this is nothing like a title search.