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Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law FAQs - Celia Flowers sits on the Texas Title Examination Standards Board which formulates and amends title examination standards for oil, gas and energy resources. This FAQ was published by the Board to answer questions related to adverse possession, mineral conveyances, mineral ownership, division orders, escheat, intestate succession and probate, joint ownership and oil, gas and mineral leases. A must-have for any landman.

Mineral Rights and How Dodd-Frank Can Impact Your Business - Download Celia Flowers' presentation from the Texas REALTORS 2012 Conference in San Antonio.

Choosing the Right Title Company - Updated!  Yes, it does make a difference which title company you use. Read this informative report to discover the differences and how to choose one that's right for you.

Title Company Facts - Find out how title insurance protects you + how it is different from homeowners' and hazard insurance.

The Title Process - Updated!  Read about what happens between contract and close.

Rate Chart - Title insurance rates are set by the Texas Department of Insurance and are calculated based on the property value.

Real Estate Glossary - Confused by all the jargon and acronyms used in your real estate transaction? This glossary of common terms will keep you in the know! 

Realtors:  Information to Obtain at the Time of Listing - This is a great tool for listing agents to use to make sure you have all the info needed for a smooth closing.

Links


Texas Land Title Association:  Stay up-to-date with the latest information on Texas real estate and title issues. 

American Land Title Association: Stay up-to-date with the latest information on national real estate and title issues. 

Texas Department of Insurance: Even in rural areas, local title policies are underwritten by large firms. Check the rating of the firm doing the underwriting; that’s who will be doing the heavy lifting in the event there’s ever a claim. Check this website to see if the insurer of a title company is in good standing. 

Flowers Davis, P.L.L.C.: Flowers Davis is devoted to providing the highest quality legal services to their clients in a prompt and efficient manner. Their professionals provide results oriented representation that exceeds the expectations of their clients. Whether involving litigation or transactional matters, the attorneys of Flowers Davis have broad experience in the representation of local businesses to multinational corporations.

East Texas Tax and Land Services, LLC: Quick turnaround on tax certificates and title searches.  Available to realtors, landmen and lenders.

Appraisal District Websites:  The following websites provide real estate valuation and tax information for the counties we serve:

Professional & Regulatory Organizations for Realtors:
National Association of Realtors – national trade association for realtors 
Texas Association of Realtors – statewide trade association for realtors 
Texas Real Estate Commission – state licensing, education and regulatory agency for realtors
Greater Tyler Association of Realtors
Longview Area Association of Realtors 
Cherokee County Board of Realtors
Titus-Morris-Camp-Upshur Board of Realtors

Professional Organizations for Landmen:
American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL) – national landman association, sets ethics and educational standards for the industry 
Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (TAL) – focused on statewide issues 
East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Austin Professional Landmen’s Association 
Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen 
Texas Mineral Land Association - represents the surface mining land industry in Texas

Tools for Landmen:
Texas Railroad Commission - research oil & gas production, drilling permits, well records, gas utility and pipeline information and other related queries.  
Landman Connection – networking site for information, jobs, etc. 
Landmen.net - job posting site for companies and landmen
Spokeo – people search engine that organizes vast quantities of white-pages listings, social information, and other people-related data from a large variety of public sources. Subscription required.
Ancestry – build family trees using historical data such as census, military records, and vital records.  Subscription required.