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What is a Title Report?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/04/2019
  • Mortgage
If you are purchasing property, one of the documents you should obtain or receive is a title report. A preliminary title report is often provided after you and the seller have reached an agreement but before you close.
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Why Do You Need a Land Survey?

A land survey is a vital component of land sales and development. Anytime you need to know the boundary lines of a piece of property or the type of features it has, a land survey can provide that information.
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Landowner Rights in Conflict – The Issue of Forced Pooling

Forced pooling has been a hot courtroom issue of late in oil and gas producing regions. At issue is the balance between efficient retrieval of minerals and individual property rights. Since pooling is governed at the state level, there are ...
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Your Guide to a Successful Summer NAPE (2019)

The CourthouseDirect.com team will be a the North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) August 21 - 22, 2019 in Houston, TX, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
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What Challenges Do Landmen Face on the Job?

Landmen in the oil and gas industry are those individuals who work as title abstractors, as well as in land acquisition and asset management, and research. In short, a landman is a researcher and negotiator. They analyze tremendous amounts ...
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The Electronic Courthouse

Online access to real property records and courthouse documents is enabling right of way agents, appraisers, surveyors, and other real estate professionals to be more productive by giving them immediate real-time access to public records. ...
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The Red Flag of Lis Pendens – What You Need to Know

The term lis pendens literally means “a suit pending,” and is often abbreviated as lis pend. If you see this term connected with a piece of property, whether yours or one you are thinking about buying, it means legal action has been filed ...
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What Are the Different Types of Land Surveys?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/24/2019
  • Surveying
Land surveying has been around as long as the idea of land ownership. Longer if you want to include the boundaries set by tribes of ancient humans. By now, the industry has it down to a science, and several types of surveys have been ...
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Private Investigators: Here Are Some Tips on Using Public Records in Your Work

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/17/2019
  • Legal
Public records are the low-hanging fruit that no private investigator (PI) should pass up. A variety of documents is included under this umbrella, many of which can add preliminary data to your surveillance or round out a report. 
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What You Need to Know about Abstract of Title

The term Abstract of Title seems to cause confusion for many people, even those in property-based industries like real estate and minerals. Most people run across the term when purchasing a home, which is a rare even in someone’s lifetime ...
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