Title Business

Title Tip: When is a Foot Not a Foot? U.S. to Change Official Measurement

By Lydia Blair / April 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Not all surveyors have two right feet. But some do. For more than 100 years, there have been two different survey definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. But change has been afoot for some time for the official measurements used by U.S. surveyors. Many land surveyors use the widely accepted International Foot […]

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Title Tip: 2019 Data Shows How Texas Ranks on Closing Costs

By Lydia Blair / April 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Recently released national closing cost data showed that in 2019 average closing costs remained flat despite an increase in home prices. The average closing costs in Texas was $3,744 with an average sales price of $274,163. The average closing costs in Texas was 1.75 percent of the sales price. That put Texas ranked 28th in the […]

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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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