Title Business

Title Tip: Sit Up And Take Notice of Paragraph 21

By Lydia Blair / September 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Please take notice of the Paragraph 21 notice that is about notices and that many people fail to notice. Call it a notice, a notification, disclosure … whatever. Just don’t ignore it. Paragraph 21 of the Texas residential real estate contract reads: “All notices from one party to the other must be in writing and […]

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Title Tip: How Does a Seller Lease Back Work?

By Lydia Blair / September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

How to make a buyer’s agent cringe: Ask for a 60 day seller lease back. While lease backs hold appeal for many sellers, it’s enough to make Realtors shudder at the thought of the problems that can accompany them. A Sellers Temporary Lease allows the seller to continue living in the home after closing for […]

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Title Tip: What’s The Difference Between a Condo And a Townhome?

By Lydia Blair / September 3, 2019 / 1 Comment

Many folks think condos and townhomes are like po-tay-toe and po-tah-toe. They’re pretty much the same. When actually, they’re more like potato and tomato. Just because the property sits on the ground and looks like an attached house, doesn’t make it a townhouse. And a condominium doesn’t always look like an apartment. There are condos […]

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Title Tip: What Happens When You Rescind an Offer to Purchase?

By Lydia Blair / August 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Shopping for a home is a bit like dating. Buyers, like daters, are looking for that perfect match. But just because you fall in love doesn’t mean they’ll love you back. Getting down the aisle to happily ever after can take some effort. And you may have to kiss a few frogs in search of […]

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Title Tip: Texas Title Insurance Rates Are Dropping

By Joanna England / August 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lower rates are coming to a title company near you! That’s big news in the real estate title business. Title insurance, like the housing market, doesn’t follow the laws of gravity. What goes up doesn’t always come down. “This is a historic time for Texas title insurance,” Paul McNutt Vice President and General Counsel of […]

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Title Tip: An Introduction to Seller Concessions

By Lydia Blair / August 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Step right up. Get your hot dogs, peanuts. Oh, wait. Wrong kind of concessions. Get your mind out of the amusement park and back to real estate. Real estate concessions aren’t offered up in a cone or on a stick. These kinds of concessions are allowances offered by a seller to a buyer of a […]

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