"Of all the confusing and expensive things about buying a house or refinancing a mortgage -- and there are plenty -- title insurance just might take the prize. Title insurance prices -- and profits -- have unfairly soared because they're based on house prices, which skyrocketed from 2000 to 2005."
Washington Post Staff Writer Dina Elboghdady says,
"If you're thinking of buying a house, there's one number that's more important than all the others. It's not your salary. It's not your savings account balance. It's not even the price of the house. It's your credit score."