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Real Estate Title Abstractor and Title Examiner Training

Even the most highly trained and skillful real estate title search abstractor needs to stay on top of changes in technology and title search law. Successful title search abstractors that we know never miss an opportunity to learn more about real estate title search and title abstracting.

Note: Some of these books are rare and may not be available at the time you are reading this. When you find what you want you should add it to your library while you can.


Basic Training for Title Abstractors

Real Estate Title Search Abstractor Basic Training Real Estate Title Search Abstractor Basic Training

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to better understand the processes of a real estate title search. . . .



Instructions for Preparing Abstracts of Titles 

Instructions for Preparing Abstracts of Titles, Abstracts of Titles have long been the subject of complaint, not less on the account of the confused and ambiguous legal description which the material parts of the deeds and instruments
are commonly stated.


 Introduction to Real Estate Title Search: Abstractor Skills

Well-trained abstractors are in demand in the real estate industry. The many affinity businesses surrounding real estate transfer continue to grow and prosper regardless of economic shifts or alterations. Any career whose stability centers on the continued transfer of real property will expand providing solid, stable opportunities to those who obtain the training necessary to remain an integral part of the real estate title search process.



 Courthouse Indexes Illustrated

A "must" for anyone doing courthouse research either in person, online or with microfilm. Over 30 index illustrations from courthouses, with easy step-by-step explanations on how to use the records to conduct real estate title search, genealogic searches and more. 


 County Courthouse Book

Featuring updated coverage of 3,125 county jurisdictions and 1,577 New England towns and independent cities . . .



Title Examiner (Career Examination Series)

Covers basic knowledge and includes hundreds of practice questions with answers to drill the Title Examiner student in the basic skills common to real estate title search and land title abstracting.



Title Basics: A Search and Exam Manual for Beginners

"recommend it's use for beginning real estate title search abstractors today . . .  easy to understand and use as a training tool"



Handbook on Petroleum Land Titles

Guide to reconciling the requirement for legal accuracy in the landman's activities including conduct of the title examination, ownership and transfer of title to oil and gas and curing real estate title defects. 



 Searching American Land and Deed Records

Explains the use of land records, real estate divisions, measurements, charters, change of ownerships, bounty lands, homesteading, and independent city records.



Intermediate and advanced title search abstractor training


 Interpreting Land Records

The difficult task of real estate boundary retracement begins with three substantial steps: recovering real estate records, determining the significance of those records, and applying the findings to conditions on the ground.  Interpreting real estate Records thoroughly details everything title abstractors need to know to formulate sound, defendable opinions, including how courts interpret ambiguous words and conflicts between words in documents, and between those words and items outside the documents.




 Land & Property Research in the United States

Good basic introduction to initial property research in U.S. Describes various historical types of real estate transfers by state and Federal government. Includes British, French, and Spanish transfers prior to acquisition by U.S.



 Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation

The fact is, forensic science plays as crucial a role in the field of land surveying and title investigation as it does in flesh-and-blood criminology.



 Senior Title Examiner

to prepare for the Senior Title Examiner exam. Provides test-taking information, basic knowledge and hundreds of practice questions with answers to drill the student in the basic skills common to real estate title search examiners.


State specific title training


Texas Land Title Abstracts Texas Land Title Abstracts


 A Handbook For Texas Abstracters and Title Men


 Pennsylvania Land Records: A History and Guide for Research

The genealogist trying to locate families, the surveyor or attorney researching old deeds, or the historian seeking data on real estate settlement will find Pennsylvania Land Records an indispensable aid.


 Virginia title examiner's manual,


 A Manual for Title Examiners in Virginia


 Deeds for California Real Estate

Forms and information Californians need to transfer property.

Important Articles for Abstractors

Top Five Title Search Errors and How to Prevent Them

One Million Records Missing From County Site

Title Expert Warns Against Using County Websites

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