Best of 2018: Top 8 Title Tips

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

Happy Holidays! It’s been a busy year in the title business. Yay!

We shared quite a variety of title and real estate related information with our readers over this past year. It ranged from the simple (Title Terms) to the more complicated concepts (like Property Rights). For folks who don’t deal with title issues every day, we hope we shed some light on a few things.

As we wind down year, let’s take a look at the most popular Title Tips in 2018. Our most talked about Title Tips this past year were:

1.            Show Me the Earnest Money

2.            How Much Are Closing Costs?  

3.            What Happens if You Can’t Make it to Closing?

4.            How Do You Deal with an HOA?

5.            Do You Know Where Your Survey Is?

6.            How Long Does It Take to Sign Closing Documents?

7.            Who Chooses the Title Company?

8.           Ways to Save Money on Your Closing

Have a question about title insurance in Texas? Like our stories? Curious about a topic? Just ask. We’re always happy to address your questions. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

The opinions expressed are of the individual author for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Contact an attorney to obtain advice for any particular issue or problem.


Lydia Blair (formerly Lydia Player) was a successful Realtor for 10 years before jumping to the title side of the business in 2015. Prior to selling real estate, she bought, remodeled and sold homes (before house flipping was an expression). She’s been through the real estate closing process countless times as either a buyer, a seller, a Realtor, and an Escrow Officer. As an Escrow Officer for Carlisle Title, she likes solving problems and cutting through red tape. The most fun part of her job is handing people keys or a check.