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Property History Public Records: How to Research Historical Land Records

CourthouseDirect.com offers multiple services for enhancing your search for courthouse records throughout the United States. You can use our tools and applications to search the largest repository of historical courthouse information in ...
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Evolution of Land Title Acquisition

Nothing has sustained its value since the beginning of civilization like land. Land ownership has long been considered the pinnacle of success. Monarchs owned all the land in their kingdoms. Knights were awarded land for service to the ...
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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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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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7 Important Things You Should Know About Land Titles

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/06/2017
  • Title
Laws governing land ownership are complex. Understanding land ownership rights and processes can help any prospective land owner avoid the risk of an improper sale, scam, or undisclosed property issue. Before you transfer property rights ...
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Property Deeds: What You Need to Know

Purchasing real estate can be a very stressful time. Your agent or other advisers may be using terms you are unfamiliar with, especially if it is your first time purchasing property. A lot of first-time buyers think property deeds and ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Title Opinions

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/12/2017
  • Title
It is always in the best interest of a future landowner to understand their ownership status over their holdings. One of the best ways to determine the status of your land or holdings is to receive a professional opinion about the title or ...
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What are the Features of a Title Plant?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/10/2017
  • Title
Also known as an abstract plant, a title plant is a compilation of all instruments of record that may impact the title of real property. Title plants extend back 25 years or more, and include images or indices (the plural of index) of all ...
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How Can Title Companies Protect Their Data?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/15/2017
  • Title
Data protection is a huge concern in the workforce, especially for title companies. Frequent reports of hacking, viruses, and other data breaches have title agents and their clients on edge, worrying whether their highly personal documents ...
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How Can the Title Industry Use CourthouseDirect.com?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/01/2017
  • Title
The title industry is important not only to title agents, but real estate agents, home and business owners, and many others in the real-estate, insurance, and banking industries. A lack of valid property documents can leave you and your ...
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