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Civil Records, Probate, Title and Same Sex Marriage Collide at Supreme Court
by William Pattison | 2015/01/28

   Same-sex marriage, gay marriage, or any other name assigned to couples of the same gender living in a domestic union has given rise to a number of social matters that civil law is attempting to catch up with.  The US Supreme Court may lay some of these concerns to rest soon, as it has agreed to hear the matter of legalizing these unions across the nation.

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Season Shift in Foreclosure Marlet
by William Pattison | 2015/01/15

   The winter months have me down and there seems to be nothing new under the sun that is worth blogging about, so I've been less-than-topical lately and want to get (somewhat) back on track here.


  Let us review the current investors market in residential mortgage foreclosures.

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Je Suis Charlie
by William Pattison | 2015/01/12

The foundational liberties of Western Civilization were shaken by the recent murders of journalists in France. 


  The abstracting community shares the grief and heartache of the families, friends, colleagues and fellow nationals of the victims.

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New Year Fun: Shoot for the Moon then Abstract the Lunar Homestead
by William Pattison | 2015/01/01

   An interesting bit of fluff is the occasional news story about entrepreneurs who sell parcels of land on the Moon. 


  Have you ever considered what it takes to search title on a property that is extraterresterial?  Well, here's a primer for you.

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Chilling the Bid
by William Pattison | 2014/12/15

  An illegal but all too common practice in foreclosure auctions, is hard to spot except in a recent incident which was loud and blatant.

  A recent auction day in San Mateo County brought out a homeowner about to lose her house. 

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Bankrutcy Protection for Foreclosure Investors
by William Pattison | 2014/12/07

   OK, my title is a bit misleading.  Many house flippers feel "safe" NOT checking the bankruptcy status of homeowners in foreclosure.  A few misunderstandijgs have given rise to this notion.

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San Mateo County Advances Anti-Business Plans
by William Pattison | 2014/11/12

   The Deputy County Recorder met today with the elected Recorder.  They met in the open public area of the Recorders Office and openly discussed plans to restructure their public access area in such a way as to prevent businesses from "copying their database." 

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Custodian of Records
by William Pattison | 2014/11/03

  Public agencies in most jurisdictions must have within their ranks a legally mandated "Custodian of Records."  The title may vary slightly, but the duties of the position are essentially the same:  to account for the civil papers, files and records entrusted to that government agency.

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Standards and Practices of Foreclosure Investors
by William Pattison | 2014/10/20

   Sounds like an oxymoron to those who deal with house flippers, eh?  lol.


  Despite the irony of such words being strung together in that order, there are a number of best practices, customs and common traditions which converge here to form a loose basis that distressed property buyers should consider.

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Abstracting soundtrack
by Teresa Wright | 2014/10/20

Someone on this website a while back was asking us to contribute songs that could reflect our profession so here goes: 

Taking Care of Business


Make this Place Your Home by Phillip Phillips (I like the part that goes "settle down, it'll all be clear!)

Dirty Deeds by AC/DC 




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