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Title Tip: Do Your Homework on Assigning Contracts

By Contributor / July 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Assignment of a real estate contract is looked upon with suspicion by lots of folks. While it is not legal in all states, under Texas law, contracts are assignable unless there is a specific clause in the contract that prohibits it. There are some sellers who become upset when they discover that the person buying […]

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Title Tip: The Clocks Are Ticking in The Countdown to Closing

By Contributor / June 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The contract has been signed by both buyer and seller. Now it’s the Final Countdown. Cue music. Daa! Da-da-daa! There are several clocks that start ticking towards closing. They all start and stop at different times. Some clocks count the business days while others count the calendar days. Here’s a […]

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Title Tip: How To Choose a Home Warranty At Closing

By Contributor / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Home buyers often like the sense of protection they feel when getting a home warranty on the property they are buying. Until they discover their home warranty is much less effective than expected. Seasoned and savvy buyers know that a home warranty policy offers limited coverage. They aren’t all-inclusive. In […]

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Death And Real Estate, Part 2: When The Buyer or Seller Dies While Under Contract

By Contributor / May 21, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Lots of folks are dying to buy or sell a home. They may be eager, desperate, impatient, or anxious. However, they’re not literally dying. Except when they are. Yes, it has happened that a buyer or seller dies while they have a property under contract. They could die the day […]

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Title Tip: What Does ‘Quiet Title’ Mean?

By Contributor / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Despite the sound of the name, there is nothing secretive or hushed about ‘Quiet Title.’ This is actually a legal action to ‘quiet the title’ under Texas law. Quiet Title refers to a lawsuit to clarify the ownership of land and the validity of any liens on a piece of […]

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