Western Title Division
Builder Services

We have the expertise to help our Builder clients from Land Acquisition, Construction Loans,
and New Home Escrow processing. We have the experience, knowledge, and efficiency
to help you throughout the development process!

Contact us today and we'd love to introduce you to one
of our incredible teams!

Contact Our Team

“We look forward to working with you on your next subdivision.”

Scott Schilling, Senior Vice President, Director of Builder Services
Old Republic Title, Western Title Division

Our Service

Old Republic Title’s Western Title Division (WTD) Builder Services 

proudly serves the building community in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Washington. Our highly skilled industry professionals have many years of experience working with builders on all types of subdivisions. From land acquisition to the completion and sale of your project, we offer a suite of products and services tailored for our customers’ transactions. Backed by unsurpassed financial strength ratings in the title insurance industry, we promptly deliver the solutions-driven underwriting, specialized title, settlement and other services needed to successfully close your transaction and protect property rights

  • Title Production

    Title Production

    From a Mapping Consultant or Advisory Title Officer, to a Subdivision Processing Unit, our Builder Services team has an excellent understanding of geographic title recording systems, legal descriptions and survey issues they use to help builders streamline the planning, development and the public records process. Our team is able to:

    • Prepare the Preliminary/Commitment Report disclosing such matters as easements, mineral and oil reservations, taxes, bonds, assessments, existing restrictions and other recorded matters affecting title.
    • Work to assure a timely issuance of the Public Report.
    • Support the engineer with the title research, will serve letters, and map processing throughout the development process.
    • Aid in obtaining necessary lender consents and signatures on the map.
    • Provide the necessary tax letter and issue the subdivision guarantee to the County Recorder.
    • Assist in processing lot line adjustments and/or Certificates of Compliance for legal subdivision classification.
  • Title Insurance

    Title Insurance

    Old Republic Title has been protecting individuals, businesses and government agencies with title insurance for over a century. Our commercial and residential title insurance policies protect builders and homeowners from financial loss and hardship arising from a variety of title issues.

    By assuring priority of the first lien mortgage for the lender, title insurance makes construction loan financing considerably more attractive. Our Builder Services team can also help the builder establish ownership rights to assure local government that a project may proceed, which typically expedites plat approval. We can also insure titles to individual lots in a development on a mass production basis, often at a reduced rate, so new owner’s policies can be promptly furnished to home buyers after updating of title work, rather than extensive and time-consuming back searches upon the issuance of each policy.

    Besides the basic owner and loan policies, title insurers offer various special coverages that are important to different parties. Additional coverages relating to new construction are available in some areas. These coverages could include mechanic’s lien protection, or special coverage regarding surveys or zoning.

    Old Republic is providing this information as a free customer service and makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy.

    Old Republic strongly recommends that consumers investigate title insurance, title insurers and/or obtain guidance and advice from qualified professionals in this field, including attorneys specializing in Real Property & Title Insurance as to any particular situations affecting them.

  • Escrow and Settlements Services

    Escrow and Settlements Services

    Old Republic Title is prepared to accommodate all of your escrow and settlement needs, whether you are closing on a land purchase, construction loan or individual lot sale. Our WTD Builder Services team can help minimize delays to your completion timelines by:

    • Calling a meeting of everyone involved to establish coordination and minimize problems (builder, developer, attorney, engineer, architect, escrow holder, etc.)
    • Expediting title search and examination so any difficulties can be dealt with more quickly
    • Advising on mechanic’s lien coverage and other title insurance needs of parties to the transaction
    • Setting up sale escrow accounts and handling disbursements upon closing
    • Coordinating with subcontractors so their problems can be dealt with in the early stages of the project
    • Arranging for prompt handling of any title claims that arise

Serving Your WTD Builder Services Transaction Needs

*Local Expertise
* Responsive Service * Expert Underwriting 

* Unsurpassed Financial Strength Ratings 

Regardless of the size, complexity or type of subdivision, Old Republic Title has the experience and expertise to meet your business needs. Our WTD Builder Services are customized and flexible; responding to changing market environments to ensure your transaction is settled in accordance with the most current industry standards. We are committed to expediting the timely close of your real estate transactions with the highest levels of technical skills, client services and professional integrity.