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Buying Unimproved Land

Buying Unimproved Land

You’ve toiled for years, sold the family home, and are on the hunt for land to build that dream home. The risks to buying unimproved land are seldom appreciated by the uninitiated. Power, water, drainage, septic, and land use rights and restrictions all come into...

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Title Insurance Basics

Title Insurance Basics

Understanding Title Insurance in Real Estate To understand what title insurance is, it helps to understand what title is. Broadly defined, title includes the right to possess, to build, to exclude others, and the right to sell. What Affects Title? Title to land can be...

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Chain Of Title In Real Estate

Chain Of Title In Real Estate

Chain of Title in Real Estate: Navigating Ownership History for a Secure Transaction “Chain of title” is the ownership history of a real property parcel from the first owner to the present owner. The reason chain of title in real estate is important is that a current...

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Attorneys and Timely Contract®

As an experienced real estate attorney, you may never imagine that the residential real estate market would ever be an attractive practice area. The first two strikes against the practice area are aggressive time frames and unrealistic client expectations. The third...

Real Estate Agents and Timely Contract®

Timely Contract® for Legal Risk Mitigation As an experienced real estate agent, you may never imagine that an attorney could be useful to your practice: attorneys take too long, address issues no one cares about, and jeopardize the transaction. Attorneys carry...

Real Estate Transaction Fees: Important Court Decision

Real Estate Transaction Fees: An Upending Verdict A guilty verdict was handed down by a federal jury on October 31, 2023 that threatens to upend the cozy financial relationships enjoyed by agents representing Buyers and Sellers during the real estate transaction. In...

Pre-Existing Code Violations and TIER Plus®

You’ve done your legal due diligence and checked the public document record at the County Recorder’s Office where you’re thinking of buying that vacation home. You found some interesting circumstances of the property you didn’t expect, including existing code...

Historic District Designation and TIER Plus®

Are you thinking of buying a centrally located, older home in a downtown neighborhood? After many remodels, you may know how to bring the building up-to-code and sell at a profit. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist with intentions to live the downtown, walkable lifestyle....

Types of Real Estate Contracts

There are many types of RE contracts available to buyers and sellers. We’ve compiled the Top 40 for your review!

Real Estate Glossary

From A to Z, we’ve compiled over 310 real estate terms!
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