Title Business

Title Tip: Who Chooses The Title Company?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 23, 2018 / 3 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The title industry competes for real estate dollars just like mortgage companies, real estate brokers, and insurance agencies. Competition to be the chosen one is just as fierce and the stakes are just as high. Changes that rippled through the industry in 2015, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) […]

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Title Tip: How Much Are Closing Costs?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Closing costs are expensive when selling a property. Fortunately, they are deducted from the seller’s proceeds at the time of the sale. So when the expenses are lumped into the pile of paperwork at the closing table, the cost of selling a home can be less evident. How much are […]

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How to Buy a Home With Good Funds

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor In my book, money is good. Cash is great. And when it comes to getting a good deal on a home, or making the transaction quick and easy, it’s been said that cash is king. But did you know that buying a home with cash – actual cold, hard cash […]

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Parties in Possession: There’s No Party in PIP

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

  By Lydia Blair Special Contributor I’d like to say there is no party in a PIP. But that’s not exactly true. Let’s just say there usually isn’t a fun party in a PIP. In real estate, a PIP refers to Parties in Possession. And we’re not talking about a holiday party or drug possession. […]

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Boundary Issues: Where Do You Draw The Line?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The annual Texas Land and Title Institute has successfully plowed through the snowy Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Jam packed with attorneys and title professionals from across the state, this conference had an impressive Dallas contingency braving the cold. I caught up with Chicago Title‘s Bill Woodall and […]

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Liens and Titles and Deeds, These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

By Candy Evans / December 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

CandysDirt.com presents a new feature on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the title business (and then some): deeds, the closing process, and the title company business. Why, when you buy a home in Texas, do you have to close at a title company? Can you close elsewhere? Can you shop around for title […]

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