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 Allegiance Title at Preston Center, she likes solving problems and cutting through red tape. The most fun part of her job is handing people keys or a check.
One might think that a home in the city of Dallas would naturally also be located in Dallas County. And one would wrong. Your home may be located in Dallas and likewise in Collin, Dallas, Denton or Rockwall County. For many people in Dallas-Fort Worth, their next-door neighbor could be in a different county. The […]Read More
There is often confusion about what a seller can and cannot take from a house when they sell it. Things can get unpleasant and disputes can erupt when all parties are not clear. Let’s shed a little light on what goes and what stays when a home sells in Texas. What conveys? Paragraph 2B of […]Read More
Pick a residential property in the Metroplex. Anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I’ll bet you a dozen face masks that the property has deed restrictions. Residential deed restrictions are written agreements that limit or restrict the use of a property. They are private agreements and are tied to the land regardless of the owner […]Read More
A reader writes: “I have an offer on my house and the buyer is getting a VA loan. Because of this type of loan, my agent says I will have to pay some of the buyer’s closing costs and I’ll make less on my sale. My agent doesn’t know how much those closing costs are […]Read More
What do the novel coronavirus and real estate closings have in common? Hopefully not that much. But now that I think about it, there are some dynamics that both a pandemic and a real estate transaction share. Regardless of how much or you plan or what precautions you take, unpleasant things can happen. Just like […]Read More
You may have seen the ads or heard the buzz about companies offering title monitoring services or “title theft protection.” Are they legitimate or just a scam? Is there any real value in these services? First, let me clarify that “title coverage” offered by some of these unregulated companies is not title insurance. They do […]Read More