I am a real estate investor and I acquired a treasurer’s deed to a property because the former owner didn’t pay the property taxes. Do I need a quiet title action to sell this property?
General Warranty Deed versus Special Warranty Deed In addition to the choice of deed (between general warranty and special warranty), there are three other factors that strongly influence the buyers’ and sellers’ risk factors: (1) The style of the exceptions to the warranties; (2) the features of the sellers’ existing title insurance; and (3) the … Continue Reading
Property Specific Deed Exceptions. This webcast walks you through an example where this distinction between a general exception deed and a property specific exception deed makes a difference and explains why most Colorado title companies initially prepare a deed form that is inconsistent with the Colorado Real Estate Commission contract. 2/23/18: Property Specific Deed Exceptions. … Continue Reading
8/2/17: How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part IV: The A, B, C’s of writing additional provisions with examples. Welcome. This is the fourth installment in our series of webcasts on how to draft better additional provisions in the Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Contract. Our first one talked about the notion to first … Continue Reading
I am purchasing a new property. Are the mineral rights included? The specific language in a property’s prior conveyances, known as the chain of title, dictates whether the rights to the minerals are included in the purchase. As clearly disclaimed in the Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Property, buying a property does not … Continue Reading
Clearing Title to Real Estate When a Tenant-in-Common Owner Dies Q: How is title to real estate cleared when someone dies owning property as tenants in common with other owners? A: Through a probate proceeding. I frequently hear from sellers or real estate brokers when they discover the following closing Requirements on Schedule B-1 of their title … Continue Reading
This webcast discusses Money Laundering, more specifically the Dangers of Money Laundering and Inadvertent Money Laundering in Real Estate.
Co-Author: Eric R. Jaworski, Esq. What is a CLUE Report? CLUE stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. It is a comprehensive database of personal property information relating mainly to insurance claims on private property. CLUE was developed by, and is currently operated by, ChoicePoint Asset Co., a Georgia firm. What type of information is found … Continue Reading
If a title company will issue survey-related protection based on an Improvement Location Certificate (ILC), why might it be worthwhile for my client to obtain a more rigorous (and more expensive) survey? Last month’s article showed an example where an owner had a title problem which might have been detected prior to closing had the … Continue Reading
If a title company will provide survey-related title insurance protection for a buyer without requiring an Improvement Location Certificate (ILC), why might it still be worthwhile for my buyer to obtain an ILC? If a title company will issue survey-related protection based on an ILC, why might it be worthwhile for my client to obtain … Continue Reading