1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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