Title and Escrow Services for Homebuilders


Stewart Title is committed to helping make your projects a success. And regardless of the phase in the development process, we can provide you with a host of services designed to help you stand out from competitors and realize the highest possible return on your investment.

Title and Escrow

Title services include preliminary title reports, title insurance, escrow and closing services provided by a team of experts capable of handling the most complicated real estate deal. And with offices around the globe, you can be certain there is a Stewart team nearby ready to work for you – wherever you do business.

Preliminary title reports provide critical information such as legal description, deed information, liens, pending litigation, easements and special conditions.

Title insurance minimizes risk due to defects in ownership, mortgages, liens, judgments and tax issues. But Stewart does more than minimize your risk. We work hard to overcome the hassles that come with critical underwriting decisions and eliminate title defects before your closing. Our new construction team understands your business and has the authority to make on-the-spot underwriting decisions that can facilitate smoother, faster closings.

Construction escrow experts provide plat examination, construction escrow, waiver examination and interim certification services for every kind of project, whether commercial or residential.

Land acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) loans, closings on land acquisitions and home sales need to be handled by experienced professionals who know how to handle the issues that can come up at the table. From a single home to the most complicated commercial transaction, Stewart's team of experts offers you the assurance that your deal will get done, quickly and accurately.


Environment risk insurance assesses possible environmental exposure and insures against the numerous environmental hazards that can be encountered in the development process. Policies provide coverage for losses due to on- and off-site pollution conditions, transportation risks and non-owned disposal-related liabilities.

Commercial and personal lines of insurance are available for you and your customers. Get coverage for yourself with products including property coverage, general liability, performance and surety bonds, commercial auto, workers’ compensation and more. Provide your homebuyers with the best rates for insurance on home, auto, flood, life, mortgage life, motorcycle, watercraft, umbrella and more.

Home warranties provide protection against unexpected repair costs in the home. Give your homebuyers extra peace of mind – without any effort on your part – by helping them secure home warranty insurance when they purchase their new homes. Stewart and American Home Shield® have partnered to make home warranty protection on most home systems and appliances available to your homebuyers nationally (except Alaska).

1031 Exchanges

1031 tax-deferred exchanges provide a vehicle for deferring capital gains taxes when selling investment property. As one of the most financially sound “Qualified Intermediary” companies in the country, Asset Preservation, Inc. (API), a subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, has protected investors’ assets by delivering superb service and the highest level of proceed security and value-added solutions from the industry's foremost experts.