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How Much Does Title Insurance Cost?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/13/2017
  • Legal
The closing costs of real estate transactions often include the cost of title insurance. This specialized form of insurance protects both buyers and lenders from risks associated with a land title. In the event that a title search or ...
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7 Important Things You Should Know About Land Titles

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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Three Things You Need to Know About Equitable Title

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/04/2017
  • Title
Equitable title and legal title are often conflated, erroneously. This is understandable considering these two concepts cover very closely related things, but equitable title functions differently than legal title and entails certain ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Proof of Ownership

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/26/2016
  • Title
Property owners need to have a firm grasp on real property documents. Real property includes any structures existing on the property, and any person’s rights and interests relating to it. Real property also includes natural parts of the ...
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Transferring Home Deeds: What You Need to Know

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/07/2016
  • Title
It’s not uncommon to transfer a home deed to a family member to ensure your property goes to the desired relative after your death. Transferring your home deed to a family member is a major decision requiring much thought and careful ...
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