Property is anything you own, whether it’s land, a house, electronics, a car, or collectibles. Learn more here about buying and selling property, taxes, and protecting your assets.
What is an easement? An easement allows a second party, such as a neighbor or utility company, access to your property. An easement is limited to a small part of a property usually and it stipulates the property's condition after the second party accesses the property. You can find out your property's easements by looking at the survey completed with your title insurance. Learn about easements here.
Tax deed sales usually take place at a sheriff's office. Tax deed sales give tax purchasers a chance to pay property taxes and obtain a certificate against a property. If the property owner does not pay the taxes and lift the tax deed, the tax purchaser can start proceedings to obtain the property. Tax deed sales include tax deeds.
What does title insurance cover? Title insurance covers property line disputes, easements, bad appraisals, fraud and forgery. Learn what title insurance covers before you buy it. Find out how title insurance protects you and your property.
What could happen without title insurance? Chicago Title's Gina Giannelli describes bad situations that happened when the property owners did not have title insurance. Buying title insurance protects you and your property.
When you sign a quit claim deed you relinquish ownership rights to a property to another person. If that person has you as the heir in his or her will you should get the property back. If you're not listed in the will, then the quit claim deed stands and the property goes to the heirs named in the will. To sort this out you'll need to review the quit claim deed and the will and possibly contact an estate attorney.
If you go through financial hardship such as bankruptcy you may decide to remove yourself from a property title. After your financial hardship (including bankruptcy) has passed, you may want to add your name back to the property title. Learn how you can add your name back to the title using another quit claim deed.
What does it means to sign a quit claim deed? If you're ever asked to sign a quit claim deed read it carefully. Quit claim deeds can be used to add or remove someone's name from a title. What effect does signing a quit claim deed have on a person's rights to the home? And what happens to the property during a divorce?