What Do You Think?

Throughout history, individual acts of defiance have proved to be incredibly powerful. It takes courage to stand alone, but brave individuals often galvanise movements of people who come together and change the world. Here are some of those moments to inspire you, and remind you that one person, one voice or one action can haveContinue reading “What Do You Think?”

What Do You Think?

Sherman’s Field Order No. 15 Original entry byBarton Myers, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,  09/25/2005Last edited by NGE Staff on 09/29/2020 On January 16, 1865, during the Civil War (1861-65), Union general William T. Sherman issued his Special Field Order No. 15, which confiscated as Union property a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to the St.Continue reading “What Do You Think?”

Deeds by Distance: Which States Are Moving to Remote Notarization?

An update from Deeds.com on the fast-moving evolution of remote online notarization and the standards supporting it. If you transfer or accept a piece of real estate, notarization of the deed will likely occur. For your deed to be recorded, it is notarized first. Recording puts the world on notice of the conveyance, by updating the county’sContinue reading “Deeds by Distance: Which States Are Moving to Remote Notarization?”

Should a House Be in an Irrevocable Trust?

A home can go into an irrevocable trust. But giving up control over a primary residence is not something most owners want to do. The owner lets go of the “incidents of ownership” and the house goes under a separate tax ID, with taxes filed by a trustee. The owner might continue living in the home, butContinue reading “Should a House Be in an Irrevocable Trust?”

The Abstract of Title in Real Estate: What Is It?

DEED.COM An abstract of title is a written chronology of all recorded documents and proceedings related to a specific piece of real estate. It shows the names of all the owners, how long each held title, and what each paid for the property. The abstract is used for verifying a property’s marketability. The abstract offers assurance that the property isContinue reading “The Abstract of Title in Real Estate: What Is It?”

These Eye-Catching Bricks Are Made from Textile Waste

Fab BRICK upcycles clothes into bricks that are great thermal, acoustic insulators. By Katherine MartinkoPublished March 5, 2021 01:44PM ESTFact checked by Haley Mast Clarisse Merlet was a French architecture student in 2017 when she became alarmed about the amount of textile waste created each year. In France, it’s estimated to be around 4 million tons, andContinue reading “These Eye-Catching Bricks Are Made from Textile Waste”

Homebuilder confidence drops as interest rates and lumber prices rise

A contractor works on a house under construction at the Norton Commons subdivision in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, March 8, 2021.Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images A monthly index measuring homebuilder confidence in the single-family housing market fell, as builders face rising interest rates and rising costs for materials, especially lumber. The NationalContinue reading “Homebuilder confidence drops as interest rates and lumber prices rise”

How Rooftop Solar Benefits Your Neighbors

Homeowners who install solar on their roofs lower electricity costs for those around them, new study finds. By Sami GroverPublished February 12, 2021 11:09AM ESTFact checked by Haley Mast Ever since rooftop solar became cheap enough to start proliferating, there has been debate about fairness and equity. Specifically, some have argued that policies like net metering –Continue reading “How Rooftop Solar Benefits Your Neighbors”

A homebuyer’s guide to a competitive housing market

Millions of people are locking in their dream to own a home. So, what’s stopping you from the exciting homeownership journey? Despite the fact that low housing inventory is making it a competitive market, people are still buying and listing homes. It’s simply up to you to take ownership of your home-buying dream, and we’re here toContinue reading “A homebuyer’s guide to a competitive housing market”