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How Can You Get an Easement in Texas?

Easements come in many forms and often are created by a municipality. But what if you need to get an easement? How does that work? Maybe your neighbor needs to share part of your driveway, or you want to provide a common path to a pond ...
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What Documents Do I Need to Sell My House?

So, you’re getting ready to sell your house. Exciting! Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “What documents do I need to sell my house?” We’re so glad you asked. Keep reading to find out all the paperwork (some of it might be available ...
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How to Avoid and Resolve a Federal Tax Lien

Do you have a tax lien on a piece of property you own? Tax liens are no fun, but they aren’t as hard to resolve as you might think.  Here’s how it’s done.
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The 5 Most Common Types of Federal Tax Liens

A lien is a legal claim that a creditor makes against a debtor’s property to force past-due payment of a debt. Liens are public documents that tell all other creditors that the lien-placing creditor is first in line for the money if the ...
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What Documents Do You Need Before You Foreclose?

During the Great Recession, between 2009 and 2010, the housing market hit its peak foreclosure rate. More than five million homes went into foreclosure, and homebuyers could find homes at more than half off the original price in many areas ...
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Why do you need a real property report?

When dealing with real estate, the amount of information needed to make an informed decision abounds. One of the reports you need to help you determine the value of your potential property investment is a property report.  Property reports ...
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Using CourthouseDirect.com’s Tax Maps, Tax Records, and Recorded Plats

Three tools available at CourthouseDirect.com are the Tax Map, Tax Record, and the Recorded Plat databases. Accessible from the GIS Map search application, each of these databases is chock full of data and information useful to anyone ...
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How to Search for an Involuntary Lien

For a real estate investor, one of the first steps in performing due diligence is to ensure the property of your choice has no involuntary liens against it. Sellers should let buyers know of any cloud on the title, but not everyone is ...
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What Are Real Property Documents and Why Do You Need Them?

Documentation makes the world go ‘round. Owners, sellers, and buyers all need access to the essential information contained in real property documents for decision making, due diligence, and peace of mind.  Real property documents are ...
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How to Find Home Deeds in Texas - Easily

The availability of online databases and services certainly can streamline your house deed search. However, there is more to it than logging on and plugging in a few words. You need to know what you are looking at, and what to do if the ...
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