RESOURCES

Real Estate: the following web-sites are useful in Texas real estate deals:

Texas Real Estate Commission – promulgated contract forms:
http://www.trec.state.tx.us/formslawscontracts/forms/forms-contracts.asp

Texas Secretary of State – index of promulgated forms for corporations:
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml

Texas State Comptroller – franchise tax status inquiry:
https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/Index.html

Harris County Appraisal District – records search:
http://www.hcad.org/Records/

Texas Department of Insurance- title insurance insuring forms:
http://www.tdi.texas.gov/title/titlemm2.html

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – Water Utility Database:
http://www14.tceq.texas.gov/iwud/index.cfm. This web-site contains public information about the State’s municipal utility districts and similar utilities.

Courthouse records: the following web-sites allow public access to court filings filed in lawsuits in the Houston area:

Harris County District Clerk – civil case search:
http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/eDocs/Public/Search.aspx

Fort Bend County – case records:
http://tylerpaw.co.fort-bend.tx.us/default.aspx

Montgomery County District Clerk – civil case search:
http://odyssey.mctx.org/Unsecured/default.aspx

Grantor/Grantee Indexes: the following web-sites provide public access to the official real estate records of Harris County, Texas, and its surrounding counties:

Harris County Clerk – real property search (grantor/grantee index):
http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/RP.aspx

Fort Bend County Clerk – real property search (grantor/grantee index):
http://ccweb.co.fort-bend.tx.us/RealEstate/SearchEntry.aspx

Montgomery County Clerk – real property search (grantor/grantee index):
https://gov.propertyinfo.com/tx-montgomery/

Galveston County Clerk – real property search (grantor/grantee index):
https://ccweb.co.galveston.tx.us/RealEstate/SearchEntry.aspx

SBA: the following web-sites are useful when working on an SBA loan:

Small Business Administration: index of SOPs
http://www.sba.gov/lender-documentation-tool?type=sops

Franchise Registry:
http://www.franchiseregistry.com/

Legal Information Institute: this web-site is sponsored by Cornell University and is intended to create free public access to all national and State statutes.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/

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