Claims Statistics

This was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Today’s Guam Home.  Click here to view the current and past Today’s Guam Home. Have you ever wondered how much title insurance companies pay to protect buyers from losing their property?  I was curious so I searched the American Land Title Associations (ALTA) website and [...]

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Set Back Requirements

This was originally published in the May 2014 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues. A setback requirement refers to the distance from the property line to the building or structure located on the lot.  It can also apply to the distance from a street or road to a [...]

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Alien Property Ownership on Guam

This was originally published in the March 2014 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues. Title 21 of the Guam Code Annotated (GCA) § 1203 Who May Own Property, deals with Alien Property Ownership.   It states:  “Any person, except an alien, may take, hold, and dispose of real property [...]

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Proper pricing

This was originally published in the February 2014 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues. I recently had the pleasure of listening to real estate expert Darryl Turner speak on the topic of properly positioning your home to be purchased.  First he explained the three factors to take into consideration in [...]

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Property Tax Alert!

This was originally published in the January 2014 issue of Today’s Guam Home.  Click here to view the current and past Today’s Guam Home. HEADS UP for new real estate owners, your 2013 real property taxes will become due and payable in February!   If you have not received a tax bill, this information is very [...]

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PTR vs Policy!

This was originally published in the December 2013 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues. What is the difference between a PTR and a Title Insurance Policy? When you order a title search from a title company you might get one of the following products, depending on why you [...]

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Moving Boundary Lines

This was originally published in the October 2013 issue of Today’s Guam Home.  Click here to view the current and past Today’s Guam Home.   Last week we had an interesting situation come up that I would like to share.  An investor (who I will call Mrs. Cruz) subdivided her property into two separate lots [...]

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Holding Title – Corporations

This was originally published in the October 2013 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues.   Let’s explore the rights and responsibilities of Corporations when purchasing and selling real property.  There are three requirements for corporations when buying or selling real estate. First, a corporation’s Articles and Bylaws must [...]

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What Value does a Title Insurance Company provide?

This was originally published in the September 2013 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues.   Unless you are involved in a real estate transaction, you may not have experience working with a title insurance company.  Please let me break down our value into five easy steps: Purify [...]

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Trusts and Title Insurance

So you have finally taken the big step and formed a trust in order to avoid your heirs having to probate your estate and pay excess inheritance taxes when you move on to greener pastures!  Good for you! The next important step is to transfer all of your assets into your trust.  This is calling [...]

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Claims Statistics

This was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Today’s Guam Home.  Click here to view the current and past Today’s Guam Home. Have you ever wondered how much title insurance companies pay to protect buyers from losing their property?  I was curious so I searched the American Land Title Associations (ALTA) website and [...]

[ Read More ]

Set Back Requirements

This was originally published in the May 2014 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues. A setback requirement refers to the distance from the property line to the building or structure located on the lot.  It can also apply to the distance from a street or road to a [...]

[ Read More ]

Alien Property Ownership on Guam

This was originally published in the March 2014 issue of CasaGuam Magazine.  Click here to view the current and past CasaGuam issues. Title 21 of the Guam Code Annotated (GCA) § 1203 Who May Own Property, deals with Alien Property Ownership.   It states:  “Any person, except an alien, may take, hold, and dispose of real property [...]

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