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A Snag in the Ointment

A Snag in the Ointment

Is there a real estate transaction that you know or knew of before, which hit a snag, and the snag is the culprit that stopped the sale? What category of snag was it? Was there a lien on the property which could not be taken off? Was it a property which was still in...

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The Lost Gold Mine of Ferguson Canyon

The Lost Gold Mine of Ferguson Canyon

One of the early Mormon pioneers, according to the story, was named Brother Ferguson, who went hiking and prospecting up what is now known as Ferguson Canyon, East of Salt Lake. Ferguson Canyon is that small canyon located just to the right of Big Cottonwood Canyon....

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Prince Did Not Have an Estate Plan.

Prince Did Not Have an Estate Plan.

“As incredible as it sounds, Prince reportedly died without a will. That news is based on a TMZ report on court documents filed by Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, who said “I do not know of the existence of a will.” --Forbes Magazine, April 27, 2016. Prince was a very...

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HOA Fees and Restrictions

HOA Fees and Restrictions

Many older subdivisions in the intermountain area have no homeowner’s associations, nor restrictive covenants, but many or most of the newer subdivisions do have them. Restrictive covenants are very beneficial most of the time in protecting homeowners in an area from...

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Title Insurance 101

Title Insurance 101

There are two types of title insurance: 1) Owner’s coverage 2) Lender, or mortgage, protection Owners title insurance ordinarily is issued in the amount of the real estate purchase and lasts as long as the insured--or his/her heirs--have an interest in the property...

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Boundary Disputes – A Plague to Avoid

Boundary Disputes – A Plague to Avoid

A boundary or easement dispute is a problem which can mushroom into some of the nastiest lawsuits, where many times more money can be spent on attorney’s fees than any benefit could accrue from winning such a lawsuit. Neighbors involved thereafter become mortal...

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