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Life occurs when you're not ready. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, landslides, earthquakes-all of these things may come when you're unprepared. That's why it's important to guard important documents by keeping copies in a safe place from your property.

You can not locate your ownership papers, and what do you do if you have to prove ownership of one's property? Where are you able to get copies of your deed, deed of trust, guarantee deed, or title policy? To be able to re-build or re-pair your home, you may need to prove title. Visiting certainly provides suggestions you might use with your mother.

In many situations, your county courthouse will have copies of the home ownership files, unless the courthouse also was broken, such as for example happened in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Here is the manner in which you may be able to find replacement documentation:

When your county courthouse is intact and unchanged •, the county clerk can provide, for a price, certified copies of your deed or mortgage showing that you have your home. If that's difficult, you will find additional options.

• Contact your lawyer, closing agent or real estate agent to obtain the name of the title company you caused. They are able to put you touching the subject expert that issued your Owner's Title Insurance Policy.

• Contact your bank to ask when they can offer you with a copy of the mortgage. Your attorney or closing agent could have the name of your lender if you fail to locate it.

Now's a great time to make copies of your important homeownership documents (together with your personal documents). One strategy is to scan your files and save your self them to a drive or CD-ROM and send it to an advice, relative or friend who lives in a different part of the state. Another method is always to photocopy the documents and store the copies in a bank safe deposit box or home safe. Either way, to avoid likely water damage and mold, close the drives, CDs or documents in plastic storage bags. Ideally, you will do not have to rely on this information, however it is good to know there are things you may do to get ready for an emergency..