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Reasons to Perform a House Title Search

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

If you don’t conduct a house title search on a property, you’ll be in the dark about its past, present, and future. A homeowner may have assured you there aren’t any liens against the property, but you may perform a public records search and discover that he or she is in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service.

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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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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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3 Major Benefits of Property Sales Reports for Realtors

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

Property sales reports come in many different shapes and sizes. Depending on the report, a real estate professional may discover detailed information about a few different properties or high level information regarding the general sales trends in an area. Keeping track of local information can significantly strengthen your ability to identify properties and create a compelling marketing and sales campaign.

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The Best Tools for Real Estate Appraisers

Posted on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Real estate appraisers wear many hats. A day in the life of an appraiser is busy and hectic. It includes physically examining the property, obtaining property records, analyzing comparable homes, and quite a bit of travel. Fortunately, technology has significantly cut down on expenses and increased efficiency. This trickles down to the general consumer in the form of decreasing appraisal fees. Real estate appraisers have a bevy of tools at their disposal. The following are some of the best tools available for real estate appraisers like you.

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4 Reasons Property Reports Are Important

Posted on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

A property report provides an overall picture of the history of a home or property. By obtaining a property report, you can discover hidden information about the home itself and the history of its ownership. Property reports are a quick look at the history of the property, including financial issues, like the tax situations or liens, as well as property conditions.

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Defining an Eminent Domain Attorney

Posted on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

An eminent domain attorney represents owners of private property who are faced with an acquisition of that property by the government under the very broad umbrella of eminent domain. 

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Property Rights and Responsibilities

Posted on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Those who live near or above a pipeline know well the impact such an installation can have on their land. If a pipeline company should approach you requesting the use of your property, you need to understand your rights as well as your responsibilities.

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How to Read a Plat Map

Posted on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Plat maps are used to create a scaled version of a piece of land broken up by property lines, buildings or vegetation. For the general public, these maps are helpful to find areas of real estate that are for sale or to show tourists layouts of a town or city. Once a plat map has been completed, it can be legally verified, then used in future legal documentation and by various private and public companies who are looking for information about a piece of land.

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Realtors: Finalize Deals With These Must Have Apps

Posted on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

It’s practically impossible to remain unchanged in the fast -evolving partnership of business and technology. From social media campaigns to company app development, nearly every business has adapted to technology changes in some capacity and the benefits from technology are endless for many different professions.

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