DO I OWN IT? (PROPERTY OWNERSHIP: PART II)

Picture It You’re so excited - you just purchased a terrific piece of real estate at a tax auction for dirt cheap. Your only thought is probably, “How was I fortunate enough to find such a hidden gem?” You won the bid and now own the piece of property. Case closed, right? Not so fast. [...]

OWNING IT: PROPERTY, TITLES, AND DEEDS

Can you imagine a world in which a person could claim ownership of property by word of mouth? It would create a game of musical chairs. Not to mention that real property, whether it is your principal residence, a rental property, a second home, or vacant land, is usually your greatest and most valuable investment. [...]

SPRINGING INTO SELLING SEASON!

Approaching the middle of May means springing into many things – allergies, graduations, and cleaning house. Keeping with the spirit of rejuvenation, many people decide not to keep cleaning the same house but, rather, to move into a completely new home. Maybe an empty-nester couple decides to downsize, a growing family decides to upgrade, or [...]

MANEUVERING THE MOTOR CITY: ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE SHOWS REMIND US TO UNDERSTAND TITLE TRANSFERS

The Motor City has been revving at full speed the past few weeks. Just as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) ends its 98th run, Cobo Center is gearing up for Detroit’s 59th annual Boat Show. With innovation at the forefront of transportation’s future, it seems that everyone is becoming some form of gearhead [...]

TITLE

You are purchasing a home. Overwhelmed with the confusing paperwork, the title agent poses the important question, “How do you want to hold title to the property?” In the context of your overall home purchase, the manner in which you hold title may seem like a small, inconsequential detail; however nothing could be further from the truth. A [...]

QUIET TITLE AND PROBATE

The Probate Pro has extensive experience in the quiet title process correcting the chain of title for hundreds of files each year . For some, it may seem odd that there is an intersection of the processes of quiet title and probate. However, quiet title and probate go together like Abbott and Costello or spaghetti [...]

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