Author: Todd Ewing

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Understanding 4 types of property surveys

At Federal Title and Escrow, we require a property survey for single family home purchase closings. Homebuyers frequently ask us why it is necessary to have a survey. The main reason we obtain a survey is that the lender providing the purchase...

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Power of Attorney pitfalls

In my 18 years as a settlement attorney, I can point to an improper Power of Attorney (POA) form as one of the most common causes of a delayed closing. You have no doubt encountered clients who are too busy or physically unable to make...

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Like-kind Exchange

The exchange of real property for other real property (a "like-kind" exchange) may be a nontaxable event. To be a like-kind exchange, the property you transfer (the "Exchange Property") and the property you acquire (the "Replacement Property")...

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