Fraud – An Ongoing Problem – Title Tip

Title Tip – FRAUD – an ongoing problem FRAUD is something we have always had to deal with, but it is a continually moving target.  It seems like “the bad guys” are always creating new ways to cheat someone out of their money – and it is a...

Contract for Deed – Title Tip

Title Tip – Contract for Deed When conventional financing is not an option, buyers and sellers often use a Contract for Deed sale as an alternative.  Although the concept of a Contract for Deed is fairly well understood, it is important that the buyers and...

Home Closing 101 – Title Tip

Title Tip – Home Closing 101 There is a great resource out there regarding the closing process that you should be aware of.  It covers much of the information that a typical buyer or seller might wonder about.  And, like just about everything else these days,...

Life Estate – Title Tip

Title Tip – Life Estate – Some Areas To Watch For A life estate is simple in concept – yet there are some areas where you can be “surprised”.  And most of the surprises we have seen are not particularly happy ones. The common use of the life estate is as...

Subdivision Plats and Parcel Splits – Title Tip

Title Tip – Subdivision Plats and Parcel Splits Crow Wing County announces some deadline changes – Subdivision Plats and Parcel Splits Last year (2010) Crow Wing County had announced some new deadlines for recording subdivision plats and parcel splits.  Based on...

1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges – Title Tip

Title Tip – IRS Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges – Still a useful strategy! In the “Old Days” (back when the real estate industry was continually going up) people were making good use of the Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges to shelter...