In Minnesota, your land is either torrens or abstract title. Torrens or registered title is identified on your deed by having a T before the document number and often the deed will reference Torrens specifically. If your land is Torrens, your land was officially registered through a court pro... continue reading »
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Who Should Hold Title to Your Lake Cabin?
Past articles have discussed the advantages of having your cabin in trust so that you avoid probate. Other articles have talked about why you should hold title in a cabin trust if the cabin is shared by multiple families. A more recent issue, however, is that many people now rent out the cabi... continue reading »
Problems with Title Insurance
Most buyers simply order title insurance from whatever company is recommended by their realtor or banker. They then pay for this insurance at closing without any understanding or explanation of what the insurance covers or more importantly, doesn’t cover.
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Where Are Your Boundaries?
Many parcels in North Country are described by metes and bounds. That means that your land is not part of a subdivision and, as a result, your legal description is often a very long description of calls that trace your boundaries and then relate to government section pins. These descriptions ... continue reading »
Do You Have Legal Access to Your Cabin?
Most people assume that if their road has a road sign or shows up on the city map they live on a public road. Or, at least if the road has been there for years, no one would question their access rights. Unfortunately, lending standards have changed over the years and you or your potential bu... continue reading »