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ESTOPPEL

Estoppel is a common law doctrine which, when it applies, prevents a litigant from denying the truth of what was said or done. The doctrine of estoppel by deed (also …

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EASEMENTS

An easement is a property right that gives its holder an interest in land that’s owned by someone else. It’s common for people to lack a clear understanding of easements …

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WHAT IS A CORRECTIVE DEED?

Once a deed is recorded, it becomes part of the public record and cannot be changed. However, sometimes an error in the recorded deed is discovered by one of the …

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WHAT IS A NON-PROFIT?

When you think of a “nonprofit” what do you think of? Most likely, you think of a group making a difference in your community. Maybe you are thinking of a …

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CLOSING A REAL ESTATE DEAL

Closing a property deal can be a long and stressful exercise that involves lots of steps and procedural formalities. Closing occurs when you sign the papers that make the house …

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WHAT IS A PARTY WALL?

Party Wall A partition erected on a property boundary, partly on the land of one owner and partly on the land of another, to provide common support to the structures …

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RECORDING REQUIREMENTS IN MISSOURI

Requirements for Recording Real Estate Documents The Following Documents Do Not Require A Legal Description For Recording. Death Certificates, Power of Attorneys, Wills, DD214, Certificates, and Miscellaneous Documents. The following …

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THE NEW HOUSING DEMAND

            Take a step back from whatever housing data you normally look at. We’ll begin big picture with how many housing units are needed to …

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WHAT ARE LIENS ON REAL ESTATE?

  Attorney Whether by the homeowner’s choice or the actions of a disgruntled creditor or contractor, there are a number of ways that the owner’s title to the property can …

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CLOSING COSTS

    Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to …

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MELLENNIALS AND REAL ESTATE

  Whether you’re a real estate agent or broker, it’s hard to deny that millennials – those born in the years between 1982 and 2004 – continue become the largest …

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MECHANICS LIENS IN MISSOURI

Drafting a mechanic’s lien and “notice of intent” (§429.100) involves crucial steps that can be harmful to your case if overlooked. Whether you forgot to verify the “just and true …

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    The question is not why, but WHERE to invest in real estate. When choosing the location of a rental property, a real estate investor puts a number of …

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WHAT IS A QUIT CLAIM DEED?

  To transfer real property, you need to use a written document known as a deed. One common type of real estate deed is the quitclaim deed. You may also …