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What is a Title Report?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/04/2019
  • Mortgage
If you are purchasing property, one of the documents you should obtain or receive is a title report. A preliminary title report is often provided after you and the seller have reached an agreement but before you close.
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What You Need to Know about Abstract of Title

The term Abstract of Title seems to cause confusion for many people, even those in property-based industries like real estate and minerals. Most people run across the term when purchasing a home, which is a rare even in someone’s lifetime ...
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The Difference Between Title Search, Title Reports, and Title Insurance

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 06/05/2019
  • Title
When you deal with property, you deal with the title, that oh, so important document proving ownership rights to a piece of land. Like the title to a car, it should contain all the pertinent information about that parcel. But how do you ...
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What Is Equitable Title and When Would I Need It?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/22/2019
  • Legal
Property law can become quite convoluted in countries with sophisticated land laws. Equitable title is a concept that occurs in such an environment. Unlike legal title, equitable title carries fewer rights to a piece of land and the entity ...
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Mysteries in the Title Plant: Lis Pendens, Chattel Mortgages, and Pooling Agreements

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/01/2019
  • Legal
You may have heard of a “title plant,” or maybe you call it an abstract plant. If you perform title searches on a regular basis, you probably have an idea what it is. But since they are full of legal documents, there can be an air of ...
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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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What Is a Title Plant?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/03/2018
  • Title
A title plant, also known as an abstract plant, is a database records, indexed geographically. They are records that track and show all instruments connected to a tract of land, going back at least 25 years. Title plants are what companies ...
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An Overview of Oil and Gas Title Process

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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