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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
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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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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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Five Steps to Attain a Closing Agent License in Texas

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/06/2016
  • Title
You will need a title-closing agent any time you complete a real estate transaction. Agents are impartial parties who ensure that everything is in order before finalizing a sale—indeed, they are vital to the process. The process to become ...
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The Title Industry from an Oil and Gas Perspective: How it Operates and Delivers

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/06/2016
  • Title
CourthouseDirect.com will hold the 2016 Texas Title Expo on May 19th at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow. It will bring together all aspects of the industry including landmen, title examiners, title attorneys, abstractors, and real estate ...
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The Importance of a Chain of Title

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/30/2016
  • Title
A chain of title is a document that traces the history of a property’s transfers – it runs from the current owner back to the original owner of the property. For any dispute of property ownership, or other situations requiring ...
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