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How to Search for an Involuntary Lien

For a real estate investor, one of the first steps in performing due diligence is to ensure the property of your choice has no involuntary liens against it. Sellers should let buyers know of any cloud on the title, but not everyone is ...
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Net Royalty Acres vs. Net Mineral Acres – What You Need to Know

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/25/2020
  • Finance
Land is all about the acres. Land with exploitable minerals such as oil and gas is about a bit more. When mineral interests are involved, you may wonder if you’ve wandered into the weeds (so to speak) when you start hearing the terms net ...
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How to Use the Lease Alert Feature on CourthouseDirect

CourthouseDirect.com has a nifty tool called the Lease Alert, and it was developed by oil and gas landmen. Lease Alert helps you keep tabs on any oil and gas leasing activity in any Texas county. All you have to do is sign up. Lease Alert ...
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What Are Real Property Documents and Why Do You Need Them?

Documentation makes the world go ‘round. Owners, sellers, and buyers all need access to the essential information contained in real property documents for decision making, due diligence, and peace of mind.  Real property documents are ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Asset Searches

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/04/2020
  • Legal
An asset search is a formal name for "follow the money." Assets are anything, tangible or intangible, that can be converted into cash, or that has a cash value. Not all assets are of public record, however. Many are covered by privacy laws ...
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How to Perform a Lease Check

The first step in the process of bringing a tract of land from prospect to oil sales is the lease check. A lease check is a quick way of ensuring there are no obstacles to signing a lease on a tract, including problems with title and the ...
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How to Find Home Deeds in Texas - Easily

The availability of online databases and services certainly can streamline your house deed search. However, there is more to it than logging on and plugging in a few words. You need to know what you are looking at, and what to do if the ...
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CourthouseDirect.com Voted a Houston Top Workplace for the 7th Year in a Row

This is the eighth time and the seventh consecutive year that CourthouseDirect.com has been named a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle.
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What Does an Oil and Gas Attorney Do?

As the name implies, an oil and gas attorney specializes in the law as it pertains to the industry. Even so, it includes a wide range of legal topics, including property law, mineral rights, contract law, and environmental law. The gas and ...
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How to Find a Deed Online

Searching deeds online is a far sight better than traipsing from courthouse to courthouse looking up information on multiple parcels of land. However, there are still ways you can simplify your online search, and make the search tools work ...
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