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Refinancing With Lien on Property: Title Insurance Issues

Are you refinancing with a lien on your property? If you also have title insurance issues, you need to resolve them before you can refinance. Q: Our home has a lien on it from the Georgia Department of Revenue. The …

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Using a Quitclaim Deed to Avoid Taxes

A quitclaim deed conveying the title of a home to a living trust can result in a stepped up basis when selling the home, but if it is unrecorded it likely will not be of any help. Q: In response …

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Does a Developer Pay HOA Dues?

After a developer transfers control of the homeowners’ association to residents, developers may or may not have to pay HOA dues on property. Q: The builder of our subdivision has transferred control of the homeowners’ association (HOA) to the residents. Now that …

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Changing the Name on a Title to a Home is a Bad Idea in a Bad Marriage

Changing the name on a title to a home is bad idea if you’re stuck in a bad marriage. Think about divorce and financial independence. Q: Years ago, I bought my mother’s house and then made the mistake of getting …

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Fixing Title Company Mistakes

Q: My father’s property was sold in California a couple of years ago. I was recently contacted by the title company that assisted my father in the sale. They told me that there was a “typo” on the number of …

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How to File a Title Insurance Claim

Q: I purchased land in 2003 and obtained a title insurance policy from one of the most prominent title insurance companies in the country. Additional title searches and policies were issued when I obtained a construction loan and a loan …

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Claim With Title Insurance Arises With Prior Lien

Claim with title insurance company comes up when an unknown prior lien is found. Watch our video on what title insurance is and what it covers below. Q: I am the third owner of a property. A fraud investigator from …

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Lost Title to House? Check Property Taxes

Check property taxes if you lost the title to your house. Losing the title to your house could be the result of property taxes. Be sure to check property taxes if you lost title to your house. Reasons homeowners lose title to a house include failure to pay mortgage, failure to pay real estate taxes, creditor lawsuit or identity theft. Failure to pay property taxes results in homeowners losing title to their house. Have you lost title to your house? Check your property taxes.

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How To Keep Property In The Family and Reduce Taxes Owed

In order to limit the payment of capital gains taxes, many people want to know how to keep property in the family and reduce taxes owed. A quit claim deed is one option for how to keep property in the family and reduce taxes owed. If the property was purchased many years back, you will want to protect your investment by finding out how to keep property in the family and reduce taxes owed.

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Should You Transfer Title To LLC or Corporation?

When selling your home, should you transfer title to LLC or corporation? There are many details to consider when deciding whether you should transfer title to LLC or corporation, like tax benefits that you can take advantage of as a personal owner. It can be a valid transaction but the IRS could view the sale as a sham if a proper justification does not exist, so consider this when deciding should you transfer title to LLC or corporation.

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