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When Should You Hire a Real Estate Attorney?

There are many different circumstances in which hiring a real estate attorney is advisable. A handful of states require the presence of a real estate attorney during closings. In states where a lawyer is not required, there are ...
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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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