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Video: What is an easement for ingress and egress?

 First, let’s define easement: An easement is the legal right to cross over someone else’s land. Owners, particularly landowners in rural areas, often require an easement to access their land. In other words, without an easement, many parcels would be landlocked. Easement for ingress and egress is a fancy way of saying that an…

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VIDEO: Can you terminate an easement?

As you know, an easement is a right to cross over someone else’s property. To the question, “Can you terminate an easement?” the short answer is, “Yes, easements can be terminated.” There are four ways an easement can be terminated: By Expiration By Agreement By Abandonment Via Doctrine of Merger By Expiration Some easements are…

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VIDEO: Who owns and maintains a tree on a property line?

 First, who owns a tree on a property line? Under the common law, an invisible barrier starting at the center of the earth and extending to the stars runs along a real property boundary delineating each owner’s property. Today, that ownership interest is subject to claims about mineral rights underground and the rights of…

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How Tax Liens Can Affect Title to your Land

By Greg George, Attorney Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, [February 22, 2018].  As we’ve all heard, only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. And while the impact of death on property ownership is well-trodden ground—occupying the careers of estate planners and other professionals—the impact of taxes is less frequently discussed. But unpaid taxes can…

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The Hirst Fix is In!

Senate Bill 6091 was signed by Gov. Inslee on Friday, January 19, 2018. It attempts to cure some of the issues related to landowners in Washington State not being able to procure building permits. As we posted last year (see, the Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision mandated that cities and counties were responsible…

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PRESS RELEASE: Macomber Law signs Licensing Agreement with Real Property Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – January 9, 2018. Macomber Law, PLLC signed a licensing Agreement with Real Property Solutions, LLC (RPS) on January 1, 2018. RPS is dedicated to transparency in real estate transactions. Through its website at, real estate due diligence services previously available only to large commercial clients are now…

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