Types of Deeds

There are two basic types of deeds used in a real estate transaction in South Carolina: (1) Quitclaim Deeds (2) Warranty Deeds. A quitclaim deed merely purports to convey whatever title or interest the grantor has in the property. This means that there is generally not title search performed and examined prior to the transfer….


Deed vesting: It does matter

To ensure that your property is distributed according to your wishes, it is imperative to understand how you hold title. The two main ways to hold title in South Carolina are as Tenants in Common or Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship. Tenants in Common is classified as property ownership transferred to two or more…


Building Permits Hit Eight Year High

Building permits, a key indicator for the housing market because they represent homebuilders’ market expectations for housing, saw strong performance in May, hitting an annual rate of 1,275,000. This was 11.8 percent over April’s rate of 1,140,000 and is 25.4 percent higher than May 2014’s estimated rate of 1,017,000, the Census Bureau reported. May’s permit…


Best Suburbs to Raise a Family

Tega Cay was just ranked #1 and Fort Mill #4 in the Best Suburbs to Raise a Family by niche.com.  The real estate market is heating up in this area and this is one of the reasons why.  When you are ready to make the purchase of your next home, call the attorneys at Michael…


Real Estate Tips – Why You Need Title Insurance

Why do I need Title Insurance?  I can’t tell you how many of our clients ask this question.  After everyone has signed the Contract to Purchase our office will conduct a public land records search, normally for a period of 40 years.  Many title searches reveal a title problem that we resolve before you go…


Real Estate Tips – Review the Covenants Before You Buy

Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful. Our firm has helped thousands of buyers purchase homes in both North and South Carolina.  One helpful hint that we give buyers is that we recommend that you ask for a copy of the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs) that apply to the subdivision or neighborhood…