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Judgment Liens on Property in Texas

A judgment lien is a court-ordered arrangement in which the creditor (the person who won the judgment) can place a lien on the debtor’s (the person who owes the money) property to ensure that he or she gets what the debtor owes. A judgment ...
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How to Calculate an Oil and Gas Royalty

Oil and gas royalties are some of the most important parts of the leases between production companies and landowners. Royalties refer to landowners’ shares of the gross production of oil and gas, typically free from production costs. Oil ...
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How Does Right of Survivorship Work?

If you jointly own a piece of property with one or more parties, you need to know about the legal right of survivorship. Nobody likes to think about what happens if one of the joint owners passes away, but it’s always better to be prepared ...
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What's the Difference Between Quitclaim and Warranty Deeds?

Knowing about deeds is your right and responsibility as a property owner. A deed can completely change the ownership of a piece of land. It can pass property from your hands to those of a new buyer, or from your parents to you. There are ...
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The History of Land Surveying

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 02/07/2018
  • Surveying
Land surveying is an all-important aspect of real estate, property development, and landownership. It is the process or determining the terrestrial position of points on a property, as well as the distances/angles between them. Land ...
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How to Appeal a Property Tax Assessment

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/31/2018
  • Finance
Property taxes are enormous expenses for homeowners. Every year, along with mortgage payments, homeowners write checks for thousands of dollars based on their property tax assessments. What you might not know is that the government likely ...
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An Overview of Oil and Gas Title Process

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/24/2018
  • Title
When oil and gas companies want to explore land for possible mineral deposits, they must come to an agreement with whoever owns the land before they can start. In America, land ownership and anything affecting the title depends on two ...
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How to Transfer a Land Title Deed

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/17/2018
  • Legal
Buyers about to purchase their first home, experienced real estate professionals, and property owners selling tracts that have been in the family for generations, all have an interest in understanding the transfer of land titles. ...
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How to Handle Inherited Mineral Rights

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/10/2018
  • Legal
When individuals inherit property, along with that property comes rights to anything in the ground. In many parts of the globe, whatever is in the soil belongs to the government, but in the United States, oil, gas and precious materials ...
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General vs. Special Warranty Deed: Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

Real estate professionals know that there are several commonly accepted means for a property to be transferred between buyers and sellers. Different methods of transfer are used in superficially similar situations depending on the nature ...
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