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Posted by Donna Geihe on 2/27/2018

When it’s time to buy a new home, you’ll hear a lot about the importance of location. How can you choose a place? Whether you’re moving around the corner or across the country, there are a few essential things that you should know in order to select the best place for you to live. Read on for some questions that you should ask yourself when trying to find a good fit for a  location to live. 


What Should Be Close?


There’s more to a home than what schools are nearby or how close you are to work. While these things are essential, you’ll need to understand more about our lifestyle to find an excellent location. You’ll have to look at your life and your family’s life on a day-to-day and weekly basis. What types of activities do you enjoy? How close do you want to be to a grocery store, a gym, or a shopping center? How close do you want to live to the city? The mountains? The beach? Does your family enjoy outdoor recreation like hiking or walking through the park? Making sure that the things that are important to you and your family are accessible will be a big part of choosing a location to move.


How Walkable Is The Neighborhood?


If your kids will be walking t school, or you enjoy daily strolls with the family dog, the walkability of a neighborhood is important. Many places allow you to walk everywhere right out your front door to the grocery store or the hair salon without ever setting foot in a car. You may even want to be able to walk to a bus or subway in order to get to work each day. Walkability is an important aspect to consider when looking at home locations. 


Who Lives Nearby?


You may want to consider who lives nearby when looking at different neighborhoods to move. If you wish to live near family or know some good friends who live close, this could be a good starting point for finding the right location to live. It’s always easier to make the transition to a new area when you know a few people.


How Quiet Is Too Quiet?


Some people love peace and quiet. Other people need a lively environment that allows them to access the hustle and bustle any time they choose. Knowing your want for peace is a big lifestyle choice and a large part of selecting a location to live in. The closer you move to a big city, the easier your access to the more exciting side of life will be. The further away you live from the city, the more likely you are to have more quiet.      




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Posted by Donna Geihe on 12/27/2016

Conducting Title Research is a long meticulous adventure and best left to the professionals. If you opt to do this research yourself, you can usually find most property records online. Locate the property that interests you and determine whether the property is registered or recorded. If you do not know, you must search both databases. Look for the current owner and enter his /her information. Find the current owners current deed. Make sure the property has been properly transferred. Search the current deed for book and page number. Write this information down. Now search the registry using the both the book and page number. Be sure to review those back records (approximately 50 years back) and make sure all liens have been properly discharged. Once you have the records in front of you, check to see if the current deed/current owner has transferred the property. If there are any probate issues, federal or state liens, and/or outstanding mortgages that could affect your title to the property you will need to go back to the original lien holder and obtain a discharge.