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7 Reasons You Might Need to Locate Assets

 
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Being able to locate assets is an important skill to have. There are literally hundreds of circumstances in which it can benefit you to find hidden assets, and you’ll want to know how to do so before you are actually in a situation that requires this action.

Surveyors, How Do You Know Maps Are Accurate?

 
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As a land surveyor, accuracy is extremely important. After all, a lack of precision can be extremely costly and painstaking to correct. But, how do you know your maps are accurate and up to date? Do you always check data and measurements, or do you trust them as they are?

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Take Your Genealogy Search to the Next Level

 
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There is something incredibly interesting and rewarding about conducting a genealogy search. It allows you to get in touch with your past, encounter stories you never knew existed, and preserve history for future generations. With the rise of the internet, genealogy searches have never been easier. New resources, tools, and technologies are surfacing, and the capabilities and possibilities are seemingly endless. Why not start searching?

What Determines Property Tax?

 
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While most people despise property taxes, it can sometimes be helpful to do a little in-depth studying. This at least gives you an understanding of how property taxes are determined and why they are levied.

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Texas Land Records

 
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While Texas land records may seem like an ordinary thing, they actually have a fairly extraordinary background. Their history is as rich and deep as any state in this country and provides an interesting look at how records are compiled, where they came from, and where we are headed.

How Are Title Insurance Rates Determined and How Can You Save?

 
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If you are looking into purchasing a piece of land or property, you should be considering title insurance as a form of protection against your purchase. While the seller may verbally tell you he/she has the right to convey the property, there could be defects in the title, fraud, liens, or errors missed during the title search.

CourthouseDirect.com Wishes You a Happy Independence Day!

 
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Happy Independence Day from your friends at CourthouseDirect.com!

Surveying Techniques: Then and Now Part 2

 
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Previously, the history of surveying techniques and instruments, from ancient civilizations to the 19th century, were explored as they relate to the evolution of the profession. Beginning in the 20th century, surveying technology advanced at a rapid rate, resulting in an improved ability to accurately map land and greater insight into the possibilities available with better technology.

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Surveying Techniques: Then and Now Part 1

 
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An ancient profession, surveying has evolved along with civilization to the extent that the world as we know it would not be the same without it. Though surveyors began with primitive tools such as rope to make land judgments, modern land professionals benefit from a wide array of technology to assist with defining property lines, from diopters to 3-D scanners. As new tools emerge, surveyors have been able to shape the profession, increasing precision, knowledge of land evolution, and interest in land professions.

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In Case You Missed It: Texas Courthouses with Missing Records

 
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Earlier this month, we presented a five-part series detailing courthouses in Texas with missing or partial records. If you missed them the first time, this series might help you learn more about the history of courthouse records in Texas and help you identify why certain records are missing. 

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