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A quick definition of chain of title:

Chain of title: Chain of title is a list of all the people who have owned a piece of property over time. It's important because it helps prove who legally owns the property. When someone wants to buy property, they should hire a title company to check the chain of title to make sure the seller really owns it. If there's a problem with the chain of title, the buyer could lose their money and not get the property. Sometimes, people have to go to court to fix problems with the chain of title. People can buy title insurance to protect themselves from problems with the chain of title.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Chain of title refers to the historical record of ownership transfers for a specific piece of property. It is important for establishing legal ownership of real estate, vehicles, patents, and other tangible and intangible property. The chain of title is kept in registry systems by state governments and some private companies.

For example, if someone wants to buy a house, they should hire a title company to trace the chain of title to ensure that the seller has valid ownership. If the seller does not have a valid title, the buyer could end up paying for something that they do not legally own.

Discrepancies in the chain of title can lead to legal disputes, and many people buy title insurance to protect themselves from losses due to imperfect titles.

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and UPenn for that matter! Would be greatly appreciated
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darthaifos33
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And congrats!!!!!!<3
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like it's crazy
i've heard great things about UVA! I visited upenn and hated it so much / felt so uncomfy there and the starbucks by campus got robbed while i was there waiting for my tour to start lol
darthaifos33
14:59
@OptimisticOutlier That sounds terrible, I'm sorry you had to experience that lol. Can I ask what made you feel uncomfortable? Like the sketchy vibes of the city or like the camp\us itself etc.?
darthaifos33
14:59
campus
penn is in a nice area
right next to drexel
it was campus itself, honestly i can't explain what it actually is. I felt the same way when I was touring schools for undergrad, pretty much pulled up to upenn and told my mom i knew i didn't like it and didn't need to take the tour lol
would argue with the nice area piece lol i think all of philly is kinda scary, someone pulled a gun on my team while we were down for a football game at upenn and walking around at night
but that said, i'm pretty happy i moved to pa after school and i know lots of people love upenn!
dear god is that sketchy
definetly safer than how its being described
people are absolutely crwzy
yeah yeah will 10000% agree i've had like bad outlier experiences lol
u are the optimistic outlier after all
true!
how do i tell my boss im quitting and need to take off on monday (visiting ND on monday to meet with dean and check the vibes, was gonna put in my 2 weeks regardless
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believe it or not i didn’t miss any calls
OvertReconditeSpider
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Lol all of philly is a dumpster fire
OvertReconditeSpider
18:03
Yet i am moving there for law school in 14 days lol
manifestmoreadmissions
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@OptimisticOutlier: congratulations!!!
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I live in that area. It isn't bad at all
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