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City Info & Links

City Info & Links

A collection of useful links for buyers and sellers.  Find phone numbers for cities in the Houston, Texas area, local organizations, our state government and tourist information.    City Info & links Cypress Houston Katy Pearland Southside Place Spring Spring Branch Sugarland The Woodlands Tomball Community Info/Local Links Local Organizations...

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Understanding Foreclosures

Understanding Foreclosures

It is an unfortunate commentary, but when economic activity declines and housing activity decreases more real property enter the foreclosure process. High interest rates and creative financing arrangements also are contributing factors. When prices are rapidly accelerating during a real estate “bonanza”, many people go to any lengths available...

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Living Trusts Explained

Living Trusts Explained

Living Trusts Estate planners often recommend “Living Trusts” as a viable option when contemplating the manner in which to hold title to real property. When a property is held in a Living Trust, title companies have particular requirements to facilitate the transaction. While not comprehensive, following are answers to...

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Dangers in Your Home

Dangers in Your Home

Lead Poisoning Lead poisoning is a serious problem which can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause reproductive problems, high blood...

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Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

  When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it. For example, you should find out if there are any registered underground tanks within several miles of the property, any known contaminated properties in the neighborhood, or any property...

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Mechanic’s Liens

Mechanic’s Liens

The Mechanics’ Lien law provides special protection to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers who furnish labor or materials to repair, remodel or build your home. If any of these people are not paid for the services or materials they have provided, your home may be subject to a mechanics’...

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Condominium & PUD Ownership

Condominium & PUD Ownership

Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land, are increasingly turning to common interest developments (CIDs) as a means to maximize land use and offer Homebuyers convenient, affordable housing. The two most common forms of common interest...

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What is a MUD?

What is a MUD?

A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is a political entity created under Texas State law, specifically, Chapter 54 of the Texas Water Code. MUDs are governmental organizations that provide water, sewage, drainage and a few other essential services to an unincorporated area to allow development of that are to occur....

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Common Ways of Holding Title

Common Ways of Holding Title

How Should I Take Ownership of the Property I am Buying? Real property has become increasingly more valuable and the question of how parties can take ownership of their property has gained greater importance. The form of ownership taken — the vesting of title — will determine who may...

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