Lydia Blair

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.

Title Tip: Title Companies Are Considered Essential Services, But They’re Adapting

By Lydia Blair / March 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Title companies are considered an essential service along with appraisers, banks, and mortgage companies. Most of us are still conducting business and working hard for our clients. Like all businesses in Texas, the U.S., and the world, we are operating in a different way during this health crisis. We have a duty to take care […]

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Title Companies Are Still Open For Closing Despite Coronavirus

By Lydia Blair / March 19, 2020 / 1 Comment

As the situation with the novel coronavirus continues to evolve, the title business is responding. Currently, the title business is not seeing many interruptions in business. For the most part, transactions are not being delayed or canceled due to current restrictions. Aside from a few inconveniences, it’s mostly business as usual in the title world. […]

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Title Tip: What’s a Kick Out Provision?

By Lydia Blair / March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

A Kick Out provision goes by many names in the world of Texas real estate contracts. It’s also known as a Knock Out clause, a Sale of Other Property contingency or simply a contingent contract. A Kick Out provision is actually an addendum to the contract that takes into consideration the sale of another property […]

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Show us Your Tips: Why Your Title Commitment is Worth a Look

By Lydia Blair / February 25, 2020 / 1 Comment

The Title Commitment is important to a buyer because it discloses what type of coverage they will receive and the limitations to that coverage.

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Title Tip: The Romance of a Cash Offer

By Lydia Blair / February 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

A cash offer is more appealing to a seller than an offer contingent on the buyer financing the purchase. How much a cash offer appeals to a seller is debatable.

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Title Tip: Digging Into Your Mineral Rights

By Lydia Blair / January 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

When purchasing a Texas property, the mineral rights may or may not come with it. Uncovering and then cashing in on mineral rights are not as easy as Jeb Clampett shootin’ up some crude.

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