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My brother's divorce papers awarded two properties that he

My brother's divorce papers awarded two properties that he and ex-wife owned to the ex-wife December 3, 2014. The divorce papers stipulate that "The husband is ordered to sign any deeds or documents needed to transfer any property listed below to the Wife. Wife is responsible for preparing the documents."The ex-wife had my brother sign over 2 properties; one which she put in her will that he would get back should something happen to her. I have since discovered that she has changed the will to leave the property to her granddaughter. Needless to say, she is not to be trusted and she has only her self-interest in mind.Now after 1-1/2 years, the ex-wife sent a "SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED" for my brother to sign. ( I have his POA because he cannot take care of his financial and other responsibilities.)The following wording on the Special Warranty Deed concerns me. "Grantor binds Grantor and Grantor's heirs and successors to warrant and forever defend all and singular the property to Grantee and Grantee's heirs, successors and assigns against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof when the claim is by, through, or under Grantor but not otherwise, except as to the reservations from conveyance and exceptions to conveyance and warranty".First, I think a Quit Claim Deed may be all that's needed.Second, I don't think my brother should be warranting or forever defending the property or commit his heirs to the same.Please advise.

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I am about to sign an agreement of sale real property in

I am about to sign an agreement of sale for a real property in Pennsylvania. The seller sent me a assignment contract and I asked for the original agreement. Original sale agreement between them does not talk about assignments. Is it assignable by default in PA?

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I have my name on my nieces house. When I die will that

I have my name on my nieces house. When I die will that house be in my estate and will it be subject to estate taxes?

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What does this legal saying mean? "And the said parties of

What does this legal saying mean? "And the said parties of the first part, for their heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant with the said parties of the second part, their assigns, the survivor of said parties, and their heirs and assigns of the survivor forever, that they are well seized in fee of the lands and premised of for said and have good right to sell and convey the same in manner and form of for said, and that the same are free from all encumbrances, and will warrant and defend title to the same."

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I have the following clause in a Texas residential lease:

I have the following clause in a Texas residential lease: "This Lease Agreement is subject and subordinate to any lease, financing, loans, other arrangements, or right to possession with regards ***** ***** building or land that the Landlord is obligated to now or in the future including existing and future financing, and/or loans or leases on the building and land." Would I be able to terminate the lease under the conditions of executing a contract to sell the property (a condo)?

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We made an offer on a piece of land, which they countered

We made an offer on a piece of land, which they countered and they accepted. When the title company went to find the deed, they are finding that the land is deeded to the prior owner (the one before the one selling it now) and could possibly be in probate. None of this was disclosed to us prior to signing the counter agreement - what are our rights.

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I am a Realtor in Chester County PA, and last year I had a

Hello,I am a Realtor in Chester County PA, and last year I had a listing, that five days after signing a listing contract with me signed another one with another Brokerage and Realtor! I did not know this, and proceeded to market the property, Broker open signs, elc. lock box, just listed post cards, etc. During the listing process I suggested they get their stucco checked as it has been a problem in our county for years now. It was done by Isg, and the report showed several areas of high moisture. I went over report with my broker and he agreed there was one area that needed to be opened for further inspection. The owners contacted the inspection company and he changed his recommendations after discussing report with homeowners. They decided to seal the areas in question. This reversal caused the sellers to want me to release them from contract. But they had already hired another Realtor long before this issue came up? Listed with second Realtor five days after listing with me! Long story short it is illegal in Pa to work with two Realtors at the same time. The house sold and I lost approximately $15,000.00 in commissions. What are my options as in the listing contract the first question to Sellers is are you currently working with a Realtor? Yes or no? Also second agent had to see my lock box and sign at property as he had it listed as electronic lock box mine! Thank you for your advise in this matter.Best Regards,Rick

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Our mother passed away in 1995 (intestate) but had a quit

Our mother passed away in 1995 (intestate) but had a quit claim deed made years before naming me and my 8 siblings (6 remaining) with the survivorship rights. We want to sell the property which the city assessed at 20k. I've been paying the taxes but the house is empty. How can we proceed to sell the property now.

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I live a subdivision with several lakes which are use

I live a subdivision with several lakes which are for the use residents of the subdivision the developer stopped paying the taxes on the property which the lakes set. To stop a tax sale two individuals decided to form an LLC and decided to let the individuals that lived on the the lake join llc and told others in subdivision the could not join. I feel this might be discrimination towards others in the subdivision I for one.

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