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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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8 Common Title Mistakes That Can Come Back to Haunt You

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/13/2016
  • Title
Many homebuyers are encouraged to get title insurance when they buy their first homes. Title insurance basically protects a homeowner in the event that the title on his or her home isn't exactly as clear-cut as believed to be. If a ...
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Becoming a Title Agent in Texas: The Process

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/28/2015
  • Title
Title agents are the paperwork gurus and detectives of the real estate world. They research real estate records, property titles, insurance and legal documents, and other information to assist with closing on a home. While some homebuyers ...
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Escrow Controls

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/20/2015
  • Title
Not so long ago, escrow controls were largely a matter of personal preference. If you produced a monthly reconciliation of your accounts, you were more than doing your job. Those days are fading – very rapidly – but not all companies are ...
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NPI and Data Insecurity

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 04/16/2015
  • Title
Does a day go by when a major corporation doesn’t announce that its defenses have failed and that its store of customer information is now in unknown hands? If you’re in the title industry, the question of data insecurity can lead to ...
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The Quick Guide to Marketing Your Title Company

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/02/2014
  • Title
As any successful business owner will confirm, marketing is both a science and an art. A common struggle for many companies, marketing is best tackled once a well-defined plan is in place. According to the American Land Title Association ...
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What is Strata Title?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/20/2013
  • Legal
U.S.-based property owners might not have heard of strata title, but this increasingly common form of property ownership has taken some corners of the world by storm. Pioneered in the Australian state of New South Wales during the early ...
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Why Buy Title Insurance?

Title insurance is a policy that brings peace of mind to a property owner. It lets the homeowner know that the property you think you own is indeed yours. The title company did a search through years of public records tracing the chain of ...
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