By Tom Martino at November 5, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 73 Comments
How would you like to have this nightmare? You buy a condo and a few months after moving in, the parking space in the garage below you has been turned into a bar! more...
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MINERAL RIGHTS – BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM!
By Tom Martino at October 28, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 78 Comments
If you own the mineral rights beneath your property, no one can dig, drill or mine for those minerals without first buying those rights or leasing those rights from you. Beware! If you lease or sell your rights, you could be devaluing your property substantially. That's because the mineral rights you grant to others could prevent (or severely limit) the land from being more...
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TITLE COMPANIES ARE NOT INFALLIBLE
By Tom Martino at October 6, 2014 | 1:07 pm | 101 Comments
So many times we assume that title companies are somehow "sacred". We just take for granted that they are also trustworthy. We often place earnest money with them or when refinancing trust them to pay off our old loans. But here's the rub: Title Companies are not perfect. more...
DISSECTING THE REAL ESTATE CLOSING
By Tom Martino at June 14, 2014 | 1:53 pm | 25 Comments
Do you understand the process of real estate closing? more...