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What is a Plat Map? The Basics You Should Know

When you buy or sell a home or if you decide to dabble in real estate, you may see the term “plat map.” 

The Ultimate Guide to Power of Attorney for Buying or Selling Property

The majority of property transactions are performed with the consent and knowledge of the legal buyers and sellers of the property. However, there are circumstances in which the legal right to make the transaction must be shifted to ...

What Does your Mortgage Payment Really Include?

Have you ever stopped to look at your mortgage statement? You may notice there are several different numbers aside from the total you pay each month. While paying a single monthly amount seems reasonable, you would be better served by ...

The Many Benefits of Using for Land Surveyors

  • Team
  • 09/26/2018
  • Surveying
As a professional surveyor, you understand the importance of the precise land measurements that determine property boundaries. Your work provides relevant data to engineers, mapmakers, architects, and construction project managers. The ...

What Does a Field Right-of-Way Agent Do?

A field right-of-way agent is a land professional with legal expertise regarding property rights. Third parties, both private and governmental, engage field right-of-way agents to assist with land acquisition and the legal aspects of a ...

Land Patent FAQ, Part 2: How to File a Land Patent

A land patent is the only form of proof of absolute title to land in the United States. It protects the landowner from claimants of co-ownership as well as the United States government.

What's the Difference Between Mineral Deeds and Royalty Deeds?

If a landowner wishes to benefit financially from minerals lying below the surface, the owner can split or sever the property into two separate interests — the surface and the mineral-rich portion beneath it. The surface estate can then be ...

How to Identify a Grantor and Grantee in a Legal Document

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 ...

How 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.

Your Guide to a Successful Summer NAPE

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