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How to Transfer a Land Title Deed

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/17/2018
  • Legal
Buyers about to purchase their first home, experienced real estate professionals, and property owners selling tracts that have been in the family for generations, all have an interest in understanding the transfer of land titles. ...
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How to Handle Inherited Mineral Rights

When individuals inherit property, along with that property comes rights to anything in the ground. In many parts of the globe, whatever is in the soil belongs to the government, but in the United States, oil, gas and precious materials ...
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General vs. Special Warranty Deed: Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

Real estate professionals know that there are several commonly accepted means for a property to be transferred between buyers and sellers. Different methods of transfer are used in superficially similar situations depending on the nature ...
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Grantors, Guarantors, & Trustees: What You Need to Know

Legal and financial documents often use terms that are vaguely familiar or used in other contexts to mean something very different from their meaning in the document you are reviewing. If you are in a position to analyze a legal financial ...
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When to Buy Title Insurance

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/20/2017
  • Title
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or are experienced in the process, the number of fees involved in buying a house can be overwhelming. Private mortgage insurance, escrow fees, homeowner’s insurance, document preparation fees, the ...
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The Complete Guide to Affidavits of Heirship

When a person dies without leaving a will, an affidavit of heirship may be needed to establish facts about the deceased person’s heirs and the transfer of property. While laws regarding an affidavit of heirship vary from state to state, ...
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Tips for Conducting a Mineral Rights Search

Searching for mineral rights can be a challenging task, but a property owner successfully searching out the details of who owns the mineral rights to his or her land can be a rewarding experience, full of interesting turns. This guide will ...
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What Is an Involuntary Lien?

When it’s involuntary, the term “lien” is not a good thing in real estate. A lien is the right of one party to take and keep possession of a property that belongs to someone else until the owner repays a debt. A property lien is a legal ...
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What’s the Difference Between Legal Title and Equitable Title?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/22/2017
  • Legal
The way you purchase a property can have long-lasting impacts on your ownership of said property. It is important to completely understand the titles involved in the purchase or insurance of your home to protect your rights as the ...
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The Ultimate Due Diligence Checklist for Your Real Estate Property

Due diligence in real estate refers to the buyer’s responsibility of researching the property and being thorough in making the decision to complete the purchase. Buying a house is a major decision. It’s often the costliest investment of a ...
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