I really need to check in on the VA Chapter threads more often. Nice to be around people that know their head from their...well ya know.
Having 2 monitors at work is good and bad. Good for work, bad b/c it leads to me being here and working. Back to my railroad deeds from the 1870's. Had one on Friday that came out of.....the Republic of Texas (1844). Awesome.
Hey Chandler! Great to see you posting in here. Sounds like a pretty cool job you've got there.
John, I appreciate and accept your sarcasm. Apparently my profession is fit for a monkey, depending on who you ask around here The Title business is not bad, mainly b/c we don't do residential, so we're still making money!!
Ahh so you do understand what we do. Sweet. When I try to explain it to most people I just get blank stares. Sometimes it makes me feel as though I'm talking to my loyal 70lbs companion.
This week is gonna be long, mainly b/c next week is vacation! It cannot get here quick enough.
A good morning to all. Chandler, that searching can be fun. A few years after I bought my house, I decided to try to find the history of it (before I knew about the abstract). All the records were kept in the stone basement of the County court house. Trying to read some of the hand written deeds was fun.
Yeah the old stuff and the history can be fun.
This search I had in Houston, TX was pretty much the oldest I've had my hands on thus far. Attached is the Land Patent from the Republic of Texas, by Sam Houston, to the first property owner. Dated 1844, recorded 1846. Within this chain of title was W.M. Rice (for who Rice University is named) and a few other Texas notables. It was like a small history lesson in one Title Report.
This is a part of a large railroad project we're doing in TX right now. I've been working with deeds like this since late April. I read deeds of this sort all day long...and the wife wonders why I come home and reach straight for the bottle of The Glenlivet 12 on the bar.