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This is a 5 - 6 part seriesAbstract of Judgement:A summary of the essential provisions of a court judgement. When recorded, an abstract of judgement creates a general lien on all of the real property of the judgement debtor in the county in which it is recorded. Acknowledgement: A formal declarat...
01/09/2010
Estates: The word "estate" is used to express the degree, a fee quanity, nature, duration, or extent of an interest in land. A "Fee" is the highest type of estate or interest an owner can have in land, freely transferable, inheritable and whose owner is entitled to possession. (There are a numbe...
01/08/2010
Holding title as joint tenants or as community property involves a multitude of issues to be dealt with. Here are two distinguishing features between taking title as joint tenants or community property, that most people are concerned with. • When title is taken as joint tenants and one spouse die...
01/07/2010
The Homestead Law is technical in nature and complex in its application. A Declaration of Homestead, which is not properly prepared, may be invalid. The following is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. I therefore suggest that you contact an attorney...
01/06/2010
This information is so important to us as a Title Company. Read carefully.What's in a name? When a title company seeks to uncover matters affecting title to real property, the answer is, "Quite a bit". Statements of Information provide title companies with the information they need to distinguish...
01/05/2010
A couple more and we will move on. Subordination Agreement   A "Subordination Agreement," when recorded effects a change in the normal priority of liens, encumbrances, and interests affecting the real property. The priority between different documents is generally (but not always) determined by t...
01/04/2010
Happy New Year everyone! Lets make this a Banner year for business and personal achievement. Mechanics Liens   A "Mechanics Lien" is a statutory lien imposed and enforced (judicial foreclosure proceedings) upon real property to secure the compensation of persons ("contractors") whose labor and/or...
01/01/2010
Big Topic these days. Have a super day. Notice of Default  Non Judicial foreclosure proceedings under the power of sale contained in the deed of trust is commenced when the trustee or beneficiary executes and records a "Notice of Default." The notice of default when recorded provides "Constructiv...
12/31/2009
Make today a Great Day!!Substitution of Trustee The "Substitution of Trustee" document is utilized when the beneficiary (lender) determines a need to change the trustee under a recorded deed of trust. The trustee, if a corporation, may be "winding up" its affairs and ceasing to carry on its busi...
12/30/2009
Notice of Action (Lis Pendens) A "Notice of Lis Pendens" should be recorded in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the real property is located, whenever there is court action pending. The legal term "Lis Pendens" means "litigation pending". The recorded "Notice of Lis Pende...
12/29/2009
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