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  • Property Law For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    To make use of property law, you have to be able to apply it to factual situations. This Cheat Sheet summarizes some of the more important or difficul...

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  • Present and Future Estates

    You can figure out which present and future estates an instrument creates by reading the granting instrument carefully and asking yourself these quest...

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  • Creating Easements

    An easement is a right of one person to use (or control the use of) another person’s land. You can create an easement in any of the following wa...

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  • Zoning Flexibility Devices

    Sometimes, zoning laws get in the way of a landowner’s desires. If a landowner wants to use her land in some way that a zoning ordinance doesn&r...

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  • Paying Value for Property Interest

    All recording acts but two of the race statutes protect a later interest from a prior interest only if the owner of the later interest paid value for...

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  • Recording Documents in Property Law

    The principle of first in time, first in right may seem unquestionably right and fair. Someone shouldn’t be able to give away someone else’...

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  • Property Law: Mortgage Defaults

    If the mortgagor defaults, the mortgagee can foreclose, meaning the mortgagee can sell the mortgaged property and keep as much of the proceeds as need...

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  • Statues that Protect the Mortgagee

    Here are the statues that protect the mortgagee in a foreclosure, and other details about redemption of the property per the various laws that apply....

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