Property Owners

Get up to speed on what's involved with buying and owning a home. Learn about common home-buying costs, see how escrow works, and more.

What are the recent changes to real estate capital gains laws?

In May 2006 President Bush signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005. The measure extends to 2010 the reduced tax…

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Property Hunter: Is a Contract for Deed Right for You?

If you are selling or purchasing real estate, you should be aware of the contract for deed as an alternative to traditional financing with a mortgage…

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The Hidden Fees of Home Buying

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Learn what hidden costs you may encounter so you can be prepared.

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Retirement Savings Terms Every Millennial and Gen Z-er Should Know

Many Americans, especially younger generations, aren't prepared for retirement. But saving for retirement doesn't have to be painful. Here's the…

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What Is a Grant Deed and How Does It Work?

Engaging in a real estate transaction requires a basic understanding of deeds. In particular, if you are purchasing property in a tax or foreclosure…

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What is a Special Warranty Deed and How is it Used

A special warranty deed is a particular kind of deed for real estate that make guarantees about the title only during a certain period of time.…

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California Requirements for Quitclaim Deeds

Whether you're transferring property to someone or receiving the property, using the right type of deed in California is essential.

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Home Buying Terms You Need to Know

Get up to speed on the jargon used when it comes to home purchases and mortgages.

How Does an Easement Affect You and Your Property?

Encumbrances on your property may prevent you from using your land the way you want.

Who Benefits from Title Insurance?

Find out how title insurance can help you if a title dispute arises after you purchase a home.

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