Probate can cause expense and delays in real estate transactions, but a Lack of Probate Affidavit can be used to transfer property from a deceased owner to their heirs. However, using this affidavit can create a title defect, making the title unmarketable. Insurable versus marketable title is a concept used in real estate law, where a title company may still insure over defects, making the title insurable even if not marketable. The Lack of Probate Affidavit can be used in certain situations but should be validated by title insurance companies and buyers to ensure marketable title can be conveyed.
Dr. Drey Campbell argues that although specific training can be helpful, every person has the inherent ability to provide value. Dr. Campbell suggests simple ways to add value to people’s lives, such as being visible and present, being authentic, listening actively, understanding different perspectives, and enhancing situations. By practicing these habits, relationships, businesses, and communities can grow healthier, happier, and more connected.
Technology and good-old-fashioned creativity are helping agents, buyers, and sellers abide by COVID-19 health and safety practices while getting deals done.
Wire fraud trends are constantly changing. As a real estate agent, there are ways to protect your clients and yourself in a real estate transaction when handling earnest money and closing funds via wire transfer.
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