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Grantors, Guarantors, & Trustees: What You Need to Know

Legal and financial documents often use terms that are vaguely familiar or used in other contexts to mean something very different from their meaning in the document you are reviewing. If you are in a position to analyze a legal financial ...
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When to Buy Title Insurance

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/20/2017
  • Title
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or are experienced in the process, the number of fees involved in buying a house can be overwhelming. Private mortgage insurance, escrow fees, homeowner’s insurance, document preparation fees, the ...
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The Complete Guide to Affidavits of Heirship

When a person dies without leaving a will, an affidavit of heirship may be needed to establish facts about the deceased person’s heirs and the transfer of property. While laws regarding an affidavit of heirship vary from state to state, ...
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Tips for Conducting a Mineral Rights Search

Searching for mineral rights can be a challenging task, but a property owner successfully searching out the details of who owns the mineral rights to his or her land can be a rewarding experience, full of interesting turns. This guide will ...
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What Is an Involuntary Lien?

When it’s involuntary, the term “lien” is not a good thing in real estate. A lien is the right of one party to take and keep possession of a property that belongs to someone else until the owner repays a debt. A property lien is a legal ...
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What’s the Difference Between Legal Title and Equitable Title?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/22/2017
  • Legal
The way you purchase a property can have long-lasting impacts on your ownership of said property. It is important to completely understand the titles involved in the purchase or insurance of your home to protect your rights as the ...
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The Ultimate Due Diligence Checklist for Your Real Estate Property

Due diligence in real estate refers to the buyer’s responsibility of researching the property and being thorough in making the decision to complete the purchase. Buying a house is a major decision. It’s often the costliest investment of a ...
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What Is a Conveyance Deed?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/08/2017
  • Legal
Buying and selling real estate deals with several different property deeds, or legal documents that represent the ownership of a property. There are many types of property deeds you may encounter in real estate transactions. One such type ...
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FREE WEBINAR: 5 Ways FileViewer Takes Your Research to the Next Level

Landman? Title Researcher? Join our latest webinar and learn to how you can take your reasearch to new heights by utilizing our (Historical) FileViewer. Join President, Paul Cones, for a brief one hour webinar Thursday, November 16th @ ...
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The Most Common Types of Mortgages

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/01/2017
  • Mortgage
Most people do not have the means to purchase a home outright in one lump sum. Instead, financing options allow homebuyers to pay for a house in increments over time. If you want to buy a home but need financing for this major investment, ...
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