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What is a Gift Deed?

What is a Gift Deed?

If you want to give away real estate in Texas, you may decide to make a gift deed of your property. This deed is a document that states that you are giving your property to someone else. A gift deed must employ precise language to be valid. Without validity, a court...
What is Real Property in Texas

What is Real Property in Texas

If you hear people talking about “real property,” they generally are speaking about their land and home. They could also talk about a building they own or rent out. The term real estate is usually thrown around in the same way. But what is “real property”...
What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?

What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?

Buying or selling a home is almost always the largest expenditure we make as consumers. Hiring an attorney when buying or selling a home is the best way to protect your interests during this larger-than-life transaction. Let’s look at what real estate attorneys do and...
How to Change Name on House Deed After Marriage

How to Change Name on House Deed After Marriage

If you are wondering how to change your name on your house deed after marriage, it is not a legal necessity to do so. If you have changed your last name and eventually choose to sell your home, the title company can easily trace that you owned the property and changed...
Homeowner Rights Against An HOA

Homeowner Rights Against An HOA

If you have issues with a homeowner’s association, you are not alone. An HOA is a governing body for your community, but sometimes, they can make bad decisions that affect you. Whether an HOA is overstepping by cutting your tree limbs or negligent through misuse of...
Forcing Sale of Jointly Owned Property

Forcing Sale of Jointly Owned Property

If you own property with a family member, friend, or partner, your ownership journey may eventually involve parting ways. When this happens, there is sometimes conflict and disagreement over what should happen to the property. If you want to sell, but your co-owner...
Dangers of Joint Property Ownership

Dangers of Joint Property Ownership

Homeownership is a big step to take with another person, even with a beloved family member. Unforeseen complications can quickly arise, so it is best to know what you are getting into before signing on the dotted line. Whether you accidentally disinherit your children...
What is the Homestead Exemption in Texas?

What is the Homestead Exemption in Texas?

In Texas, there is a homestead tax exemption. The county applies this exemption to different types of taxes. One type of homestead tax exemption makes a percentage of your home’s value not taxable. Because there is no state property tax in Texas, schools and...
How to Transfer a Deed to an LLC

How to Transfer a Deed to an LLC

If you own rental properties, opening an LLC to manage your real estate may seem like a good idea. Putting rental property in an LLC limits your liability in case of lawsuits from tenants. Even though you may have liability insurance to cover any issues, tenants can...
What is a Warranty Deed?

What is a Warranty Deed?

If you own a home in Texas, you most likely have a deed of trust with a banking institution that you pay each month. Once you pay off your loan, you will receive a document known as a deed. The deed is your physical proof that you own the property. However, the type...