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May 2016
Philadelphia Gas Works a Municipal Lien on Rental Properties?

City owned utility companies have long considered their delinquencies as municipal liens having priority as of the date the service was provided.  On ...

21
Apr 2016
Title Defect
Title Defects & Title Encumbrances: How do they Affect a Title?

Today we’ll discuss title defects and title encumbrances and explain how they affect a title to real property. One of the first steps ...

30
Mar 2016
Chattel or Fixture
What’s the Difference between a Fixture and a Chattel?

As the Latin phrase goes: quicquid plantur solo, solo credit. That means that what is fixed to the land becomes part of the ...

10
Mar 2016
Contract
Statute of Frauds for Real Estate Transactions in NY: The Basics

Is a buyer obligated to honor a real estate agreement even if they don’t sign a contract? Usually not, however there are exceptions. ...

08
Mar 2016
Rates Going Up
PA Title Insurance Rates Going Up

Effective May 1st 2016 the Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Pennsylvania (TIRBOP) will institute a new title insurance rate manual for the Commonwealth ...

03
Feb 2016
NY Transfer Tax
New York Transfer Tax—Simplified

As a NY Title Insurance company, we often receive inquiries regarding the transfers of ownership for properties in New York. Though we do ...

29
Jan 2016
Dirty Money
Treasury Department Targets NYC Luxury Apartment Buyers in Hunt for “Dirty Money.”

It’s no secret that New York City is home to thousands of high-end luxury apartments. Many films and television shows are set in ...

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