Federal Tax Liens Against Real Estate

Federal Tax Liens Against Real Estate

Generally: Federal Tax Liens A federal tax lien is a legal claim against all current and future property, including but not limited to real estate, automobiles, wages, and bank accounts. 26 U.S.C. § 6321,...
I’m buying property, do I need a survey?

I’m buying property, do I need a survey?

According to the Texas Property Code, there is only a certain amount of information the seller must give the buyer when selling a piece of real estate. Depending on your contract, the seller may only have to give a list of items, which can be found in the Texas...
Buying on the Courthouse Steps: How a Prior Owner Can Redeem

Buying on the Courthouse Steps: How a Prior Owner Can Redeem

Buying real property – land or house – at a Sheriff’s sale or a tax sale typically means standing on the courthouse steps on the first Tuesday of the month. Sales typically take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and are posted in the location for...
Why staging a home so important

Why staging a home so important

Why is home staging so important, you ask? Think about the last major event you attended. Possibly a wedding, an award ceremony, job interview or maybe just a hot date? I bet you remember what you wore,…

Insurance Tips : First Time Homeowners

Insurance Tips : First Time Homeowners

Purchasing your first home can be both exciting and a bit stressful. Lenders, taxes, closing costs, inspections, and appraisals are all things buyers are considering when taking this step into, what may be, their biggest investment. Homeowners insurance is often...
To Sell or Stay:  Understanding the Tax Implications

To Sell or Stay: Understanding the Tax Implications

While channel surfing, you may have come across a show called, “Love It or List It.” This show is about couples that have to choose whether to buy a new house or upgrade their current home. Each couple has a reason for disliking their house: they need more space for...