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Timber and Mineral rights

How about timber and mineral rights? I see those on almost every title report, almost no one receives mineral rights and timber rights anymore, they were given away long ago, but the easement to come and harvest the timber and mine for the min...

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Real Estate Deeds

Let's get into the nuts and bolts of real estate deeds. First, we need to define what a deed is used for during a common residential real estate transaction. A deed is an instrument that conveys (transfers) title to real estate property from ...

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More on Easements: Dominant/Servient

Does your property dominate, serve or both? The parcel that has the benefit of another parcel of land is called the “Dominant Tenement”, the one with the burden is called the “Servant Tenement”, so the owner of the Dom...

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An easement can be defined as “a nonpossessory right to use another’s property in a manner established by either express or implied agreement”. An express agreement can be oral or written and would indicate that two or mo...

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1031 Tax Exchange

What is a 1031 exchange?  A 1031 tax-deferred property exchange is an exchange in which capital gains tax deferral is available to real estate owners who sell their investment, rental, business or vacation real estate, and reinvest the net ...

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