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How to Sell Your Property When You've Leased the Mineral Rights

You have a piece of land that has been pretty good to you. Maybe it was good pastureland or grew terrific crops. Plus, it came with a bonus - you got a lucrative mineral lease from an oil or gas company that developed a productive well. ...
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The Difference Between Pooling and Unitization

While pooling and unitization are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Oil and gas operators (lessees) look for the most cost-effective way to get the most mineral out of the ground. Mineral owners (lessors) look for ...
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How to Become an Abstractor

In the world of real property, an abstractor is someone who compiles data about specific tracts of land (real property) to determine ownership. The reason the job is called abstracting is that you not only bring together and analyze ...
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What is Leasehold Interest?

The array of ownership and leasing agreements surrounding mineral interests can be a bit dazzling. There are so many ways mineral interests can be bought, leased, shared, and otherwise contracted, it can cause confusion even among ...
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2019 Women Surveyors Summit Q&A

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/16/2019
  • Surveying
The Texas Society of Professional Surveyors held a Women Surveyors Summit in Austin, TX this past August 23rd and 24th. Women from across the country were invited to attend. 
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Product Updates: Hydrogen Release Notes

At CourthouseDirect.com, we're always updating our products and services to give our customers our best and access to the best. Read below for our most recent product updates for the Hydrogen Release. What's New CHD users can now request ...
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What Are Your Career Options in the Surveying Field?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/02/2019
  • Surveying
As long as there are property owners, there will be a need for surveyors. The practice of surveying goes back centuries and was a vocation for several of the founders of the country. While there isn’t much exploring going on anymore as in ...
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Summer NAPE 2019: Paul Cones Interviewed on Podcast

Summer NAPE 2019 last month was a success! We ran into a number of familiar faces, met a lot of new ones, and even gave away an autographed Alex Bregman jersey to a lucky winner! Every year, we look forward to attending NAPE conferences in ...
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What is Acquiescence to a Boundary Line?

Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors." Hopefully, that means if the poet next door placed the fence two inches onto Mr. Frost's property, the neighbor took possession by acquiescence. Otherwise, a legal dispute would have ...
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What Is the Mineral Interests Pooling Act of Texas?

In states with mineral interests, the idea of forced pooling continues to be controversial. Individuals and groups in Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania have gone to court to fight forced mineral pooling of their mineral interests. 
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