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The Benefits of Knowing Current Oil and Gas Lease Information

Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Oil and gas leases can drastically effect how professionals handle a property. Landmen, for example, need to stay up to date on the latest oil and gas leases of a property to know how long the company has a right on the property. Leases may include provisions about drilling, pooling, and royalties. Landmen need this information to stay within their rights according to the laws of oil and gas lease agreements. The faster you obtain gas and oil lease information in the county you’re interested in, the easier it will be for you to make decisions about a property.

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Tags: Oil & Gas Industry

What are Real Property Records?

Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Real estate is also called real property or immovable property. Real property includes the land itself, plus any property directly attached to the land. Any subset of land that legal human actions have improved is deemed real property. This can include roads, canals, ponds, buildings, and anything else permanently on the property.

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Tags: Public Records

Why Real Estate Agents Need to Understand Adverse Liens

Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Real estate agents must be aware if properties they are selling are on the market because of adverse liens. Adverse liens on a property often change its resale value, and require the agent to take different steps than with a house with a clean title. If a property owner puts up a home as collateral for a loan or debt, and then either voluntarily or involuntarily sells that home, an adverse lien can complicate the transaction.

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Tags: Liens

Getting Started With Genealogy Searches

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Learning about your ancestry can help you learn a lot about yourself. Public record searches into your genealogy can reveal your family members’ personal histories, the historical foundations of your family, and your ancestors’ cultures and traditions. Building a family tree is an important project for you and the next generation. Here’s a few easy ways to get started.

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Tags: Public Records

Historic Records Glossary: Terms to Know

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

While browsing through the public historic records database, you’ll likely encounter a few uncommon terms used in records long ago. To truly understand what you’re reading, you need a basic understanding of these terms and their meanings in certain documents. Archival terminology is a group all its own, with words that have specialized meanings specific to researchers. These terms will help you gain more from your historic records research.

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Tags: Public Records

Public Record Tips for Lawyers

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Lawyers use public records extensively to gather evidence, conduct background research, and support their cases overall. From filing pleadings to in-depth investigative research, lawyers take advantage of public records to better serve their clients. Knowing how to use public records to your greatest advantage can help you further your career and gain notoriety as an expert attorney in your area.

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Tips for Successful Public Record Searches

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Public records offer a wealth of knowledge to those who know how to use them to their fullest potential. The ability to download courthouse records, deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, bankruptcies, and more straight to your computer is an excellent resource to have at your disposal. Here are six tips for how to maximize your success with online and in-person public record searches.

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Your Guide to a Successful NAPE Expo

Posted on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The success of the oil and gas industry relies on communication between professionals and thought leaders. The North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) provides the best setting for successful gatherings of decision makers and investors in the oil and gas field. The annual summer NAPE this year is in Houston, Texas. It runs for two days (August 10th and 11th) and is a highly anticipated event for professional landmen around the country. Here’s what you need to know to excel at NAPE this year.

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Tags: Land Management

What You Need to Know About Lis Pendens

Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Many people have heard the term “lis pendens.” Often, a potential buyer will use this phrase as an explanation for not pursuing a property. But there is more you need to know before making a decision.

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Tags: Real Estate

Sales Comparable Reports: What They Are and How They Are Used

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Sales comparable reports, also known as the market analysis approach, are an important tool in real estate. These reports help individuals and realtors estimate an appropriate sale price for a property. When looking to list a home, it is wise to use this method before determining a starting number. Real estate agents can also take advantage of these helpful reports. 

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Tags: Real Estate