Specific Performance Demands In Real Estate Transactions

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Every so often, real estate transactions can go bad. This often results in one party demanding the other specifically perform pursuant to the real estate contract. Specific Performance Demands In Real Estate Transactions Once a seller and buyer agree on a price for a property, a real estate contract is signed. The contract contains provisions […]


Purchasing Property In Mexico Faqs

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Does the Mexican government own my land if I purchase land in Mexico? Due to recent trade agreements made between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and bank trusts, called Fideicomiso, foreigners are allowed to purchase land in Mexico. American Title companies are also involved in the […]


Title Insurance Examples Of Problems And Advice

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What is title insurance and why should any buyer get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn’t the attorney or settlement company handling the closing see to it that you have a clear title? Isn’t this just another way for someone to siphon a […]


Real Estate Terms From Easements To Good Title

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When buying or selling a property, it always helps to have a basic understanding of real estate terms. In this on going series of articles, we take a look at definitions starting with “easements.” 1) Easement – permission given to (or acquired by) someone who does not own a parcel of real property enabling that […]


Selling Your Home What Can Go Wrong With Title And Lenders

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If you’re selling your home, there are going to be difficulties at some point in the transaction. Some problems can’t be fixed. It’s important to figure out whether yours are fixable or not. Then you can either fix them or move on and find another buyer. If it’s priced appropriately, there’s a buyer out there […]


Follow Up The Key To Successful Closings

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If everyone always did everything they said they’d do, we’d all be a lot richer. Unfortunately, tasks are overlooked, and the ball is often dropped. If you want to have successful closings, you must have strong “follow-up” skills to catch problems early in the process. Follow-up on everyone and everything. I can’t begin to tell […]


Budget For Closing Costs Home Inspection And Title Fees

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Purchasing a home is a euphoric event. Once escrow begins, the euphoria can change to frustration, particularly if you are not ready for the closing costs that quickly accumulate. Budget for Closing Costs – Home Inspection and Title Fees Closing costs simply refer to the fees associated with various things associated with the escrow process […]


How To Prepare For A Land Tax Sale

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You just read, in the legal section of your local newspaper, about vacant lots or land parcels for sale. This county sale is due too uncollected back real estate taxes that are owned to your local county offices by the current land owner. If you have never attended a Real Estate Tax sale before, their […]


Chicago Properties Title Insurance Tips

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If you plan to buy a Chicago property, the sooner you learn about title insurance, the better. For many first time Chicago real estate buyers, the first time they hear about title insurance at the closing of their Chicago property. This article presents the basics of title insurance for protecting your new Chicago real estate […]


Taking Title When You Buy

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Taking title to a home can seem like a boilerplate event during escrow, but it is very important. The prime question is how you take title. Taking Title When You Buy If you are a first time buyer, you are probably wondering what taking title refers to. It is not the act of accepting a […]


Understanding Title Insurance

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Title to a property is a record detailing the owners of the property and rights associated with the ownership. Title typically shows a progression of ownership from the first owner to the current one. Title is a fairly simple concept, but when it goes wrong it is a nightmare. That is where title insurance comes […]


1031 Exchange

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Section 1031 in the Internal Revenue Service is a boon for a prospective investor, selling an investment property and wanting to make a profit by reinvesting in a similar property elsewhere in the country. This wonderful concept works on the principle of gain rolling from the old to the new. There is widespread ignorance on […]


Taking Title Of Your New House

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How you take title in your new home is key decision. Unfortunately, in the euphoria of the moment, many new homeowners don’t put much thought into it. Title When purchasing a new home, you become the title owner of record. Essentially, this means you are listed in public records as the legal owner. This may […]


Wimbledon Championship Already Has A Winner

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Finally the Wimbledon Championship has a winner; he has achieved his fourth title in a row. Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a brilliant performance in the final of the men’s singles, with a 6-0, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 score. During the game the Swiss star demonstrated a high level of professionalism, fact that […]


Chuck Liddell The Iceman Of Mma Part 1

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One of the most well known names in the world of mixed martial arts is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, more simply referred to as the UFC. The UFC has been a place for many fighters to show their skills and gain fame as professional fighters. One of the more prominent names in the sport of […]


Do S And Don Ts Of Website Copy

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Introduction Does your website copy sound stiff and unnatural? Are you using marketing-style language to sell, sell, and sell your reader the latest and greatest product or service? If your website is nothing but an empty box wrapped up like a pretty package, you probably need help with your website copy. Clear, compelling copy attracts […]


Do S And Don Ts Of Website Copy

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Introduction Does your website copy sound stiff and unnatural? Are you using marketing-style language to sell, sell, and sell your reader the latest and greatest product or service? If your website is nothing but an empty box wrapped up like a pretty package, you probably need help with your website copy. Clear, compelling copy attracts […]