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How to Identify a Grantor and Grantee in a Legal Document

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 08/23/2018
  • Legal
Contracts specify the terms of the relationship between two or more parties, typically regarding a transaction. One example is the transaction of services for pay between an employee and an employer. In financial transactions, the contract ...
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How CourthouseDirect.com Can Help Oil and Gas Professionals

Attending the North American Prospect Expo, better known as NAPE, was an exhilarating experience, as always. Summer NAPE is the world’s largest exploration and production exposition and summer 2018 was its 25th anniversary.
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Your Guide to a Successful Summer NAPE

The North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) is celebrating its 25th anniversary and CourthouseDirect.com is going to be there. This year, Summer NAPE 2018 is August 15 - 16 in Houston, TX, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
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What You Need to Know about Easement Deeds

You may be familiar with easements granted to cities and utility providers. These are pieces of your deeded property that remain available to municipalities and utilities to run lines overhead or pipes and cables below ground.
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Is There a Federal Tax on Mineral Rights?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/25/2018
  • Legal
Owning land with valuable natural resources beneath the surface comes with the opportunity for an income stream from leasing or selling the mineral rights. The Boston Tea Party notwithstanding, federal taxes on income of any kind has ...
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Tax Lien Sales: Can You Buy Tax Lien Properties to Save Big?

Every day, banks around the nation foreclose on hundreds of homes. Foreclosure means the bank takes possession of a property after the mortgager fails to make payments – including payments on homeowner taxes. The government (state or ...
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How Long are Property Appraisals Valid?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 06/20/2018
  • Mortgage
Property appraisals may not have expiration dates, but, typically, lenders tend to reject appraisals that are more than 120 days old. In other cases, the expiration date may be within 60 to 90 days. Some lenders will allow up to 180 days ...
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What is Property Tax Proration?

When people buy and sell real estate, buyers and sellers must pay several costs before transferring the property to a new owner, called closing costs. Within these closing costs, buyers and sellers need to negotiate the proration. There ...
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Your Guide to Mineral Rights in New Mexico

Grasping at least the basics of mineral rights in the state of New Mexico is necessary for both property owners and businesses in the oil and gas industry. Since the first successful gas well in New Mexico in 1921, several major companies ...
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What is a Boundary Survey and When Would You Need One?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/30/2018
  • Legal
A basic part of owning property is knowing where the boundaries are. Without clear boundaries, arguments will arise, whether it is private property, commercial property, or land for drilling and mining. When there are conflicting views ...
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