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Many millions of households in the United States use wells as their main source of water. Wells extract water from aquifers, which are underground layers of earth, gravel, or porous stone where ground water accumulates. In its simplest form, a well is simply a hole...

  Water is a vital and precious natural resource, and with burgeoning populations demanding more and more of its use, it can quickly become a very limited resource. That's why every state has formed an official government department, organization or system to regulate, administer and...

What is land banking? Simply put, it's the process of buying and holding unimproved real estate. Land banking is done for a number of reasons. Local governments can engage in it in order to preserve stretches of land or to have the...

In the past few years I have transacted over 5000 tax delinquent real estate investment deals. I want to take a few minutes to answer the number one question that most people have when first hearing about tax delinquent real estate investing and that is...

Jack grew up in a small town in Germany, went to school and eventually to college and then to the USA on an exchange program. He did not want for anything growing up but there were no extras either. He came here...

Even though I think very HIGHLY of the need for a detailed title search when buying real estate and would NEVER purchase a property without having done a detailed title search, I do NOT think very highly of title insurance. What is the difference? Title...

Generally identifying if a property has a marketable title is basically making sure that there are no liens and that the ownership is very clean and clear. There is no hidden interest in the property or an old interest in the property. The owners...

Sure you can hire a title company to do a preliminary title search for you on the property that you are interested in buying. But I would NOT recommend it… because in most real estate investment cases where you have found a good price for...

When you do a title search basically what you are looking for is Marketable Title. Marketable title is really the absence of liens and clouds, the absence of IRS liens, and the absence of missing links in the chain of title. Missing links...