Category: Titling

The mythic mists of ‘clear title’

9 February, 2011 (17:57) | England, History, Land use, Real estate taxes, Titling |

By: David A. Smith   A title deed is supposed to list every encumbrance, obligation, or restriction on a piece of property.   What if it doesn’t?   An ancient law allowed neighbor Andrew Wallbank to be billed for repairs at St. John the Baptist church.   What if, somewhere back in the mists of […]

Three key questions to give your ecosystem a physical: Part 3, follow the money

22 September, 2009 (10:02) | Ecosystem, Essential posts, Finance, Primer posts, Theory, Titling |

By: David Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   So far, in tracing the housing finance ecosystem by examining three value chain (connections by which transactions occur), we covered housing providers finding housing consumers (Part 1), and the baton pass of recognized ownership/ occupancy rights (Part 2).   Now […]

Three key questions to give your ecosystem a physical: Part 2, follow the ownership

21 September, 2009 (10:34) | Ecosystem, Essential posts, Finance, Primer posts, Theory, Titling |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   In yesterday’s exploration, we suggested that if you want to understand a housing finance ecosystem and lack the statistics or reference resources to compile a proper survey, you can do well by conducting a simpler ‘physical exam.’   Is that all I am to […]

Three key questions to give your ecosystem a physical: Part 1, follow the critters

18 September, 2009 (09:16) | Ecosystem, Essential posts, Finance, Primer posts, Theory, Titling |

By: David A. Smith If you get a new doctor, what’s the first thing he or she does – after establishing how you or your insurance will pay, of course? The physical exam. We make them cold so that we know you’re dead if you don’t flinch When we don’t know how a system works, […]