1. The Importance of Lien Searches Before Buying A Business

    When someone is purchasing a business, it is essential for them that they make sure the business’s assets are not overburdened by liens. Even if a business acquisition is structured as an asset sale, the seller’s liens become the buyer’s problem once the purchase is complete. Because of this, we are going to cover why commercial buyers should do lien searches before buying a business. What i…Read More

  2. The Difference Between Owner’s and Lender’s Title Insurance

    You’ve finally found the perfect home and now decided that you want to purchase it. In order to buy a house, you will need a mortgage. When getting a mortgage, your lender may be insisting that you take out title insurance. Title insurance itself can be complicated, especially when trying to choose between the two different types of policies. One title insurance protects the lender, while the ot…Read More

  3. What You Need To Know About Condominium Bylaws

    Owning a condominium is more than just a real estate investment. When you choose to own a condo unit, you are also choosing to devote yourself to the condominium community that it is a part of. Perhaps the biggest challenge when obtaining condominium ownership is being able to maintain the balance between living in peace in a shared community and enforcing the regulations that are found in the con…Read More

  4. Questions To Ask When Choosing a Title Insurance Company

    When purchasing a home, choosing the right title company will play a huge role in whether your home-buying process goes smoothly or not – especially in the final steps of the overall process. There are plenty of title insurance companies to choose from, so how do you know which company is the best choice? You’ll want to look for a company that will provide you with the most accurate informatio…Read More

  5. 10 Reasons Why You Need Title Insurance

    If you’re buying a home, or have purchased one in the past, you may have wondered why exactly you should be getting title insurance. The truth is, title insurance is an important part of purchasing a home. While you may fall in love with the spacious kitchen or the location of a new home, what you don’t see can end up hurting you. After all, there's a good chance that you aren’t knowledgeabl…Read More

  6. Buying Foreclosures and Properties with Tax Liens

    If you are beginning to build your property investment portfolio, foreclosures and property sold at tax lien auctions may be a great way to start. Make sure you know what you are getting involved in though. Things may not always be as simple as they appear on the surface. Here’s a primer to get you started. We recommend always working with a professional to track down property details. Give us a…Read More

  7. What to Know about Easements Before You Buy

    Easements are very common for many types of properties. In and of themselves, they are not something to fear when buying a new property. It is, however, important to understand what easements your property is subject to, what the terms are, and how it may impact your ability to resell. In the property you are considering purchasing, you may find details about it in a conveyance, will, or some kind…Read More

  8. Real Estate Purchasing Due Diligence

    Whether you are purchasing commercial or residential investment property, overlooking your responsibility to complete preliminary due diligence can be disastrous. That’s where we come in. We handle the process for you, and you get to rest assured that everything is done professionally and thoroughly, and that any issues are immediately brought to your attention and dealt with according to curren…Read More

  9. Buying a Condo: Risks and Rewards

    A condo seems like a great option when you don’t want the headaches of dealing with yardwork, exterior maintenance, and other things that come with owning a single-family home. But, condominiums come with their own set of risks. And, you should know what they are before you make your final decision. If you are considering buying a condominium as an investment, you’ve got even more things to th…Read More

  10. Corporate Legal Searches

    Unless you are a corporate lawyer, even if you’ve been in business for years, you may be unfamiliar with things that can have a significant impact on your business. That’s where Allegiance Abstract Services comes in. A lot of our clients come to us again and again, because they know they can trust us to take care of the nitty-gritty details that they don’t want to be bothered with, or becaus…Read More

  11. Why do I need a land survey?

    A land survey may seem like an unnecessary headache, but it is important to understand that a survey protects you, the buyer or the builder, from future problems, including potential legal disputes and civil actions. Boundary Surveys The simple fact is that private land ownership requires well defined property boundaries. They are necessary to ensure that no legal issues or disputes over ownership…Read More

  12. Title Insurance 101

    Title insurance is a critical component to successfully transferring ownership of any commercial or personal property in the United States. Lenders, owners and buyers should have title insurance to protect their investment. It is the only way to protect against fraudulent or invalid land title transfers. What is Owner’s Title Insurance Owner’s title insurance typically covers a property’s pu…Read More