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Best of 2018: Top 8 Title Tips

By Contributor / December 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

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Title Tip: It’s Selling Time, Do You Know Where Your Survey Is?

By Contributor / August 7, 2018 / 3 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor One of the most common mistakes and needless expenses that home sellers encounter involves the survey section of their sales contract. Despite the bold type and plain English, there are often disputes and confusion about providing a survey. The survey section is on page 2 of the standard TREC contract. […]

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Title Tip: The Anatomy of a Texas Real Estate Closing

By Contributor / July 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The closing process varies and fluctuates from property to property, from state to state, from person to person. Just like homes are different, so are closings on those homes. However, real estate closings in Texas follow a consistent outline of steps from start to finish. They don’t always follow a […]

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Title Tip: Show Me The Earnest Money

By Contributor / June 14, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When putting a contract on a property, a buyer can usually expect to write two checks to accompany their contract — an option fee check and an earnest money check. There is no strict rule about how much each of these checks must be. The amount of this up-front money […]

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Title Tip: What is a Title Search?

By Contributor / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor   Title companies are like the private detectives of real estate. That’s right. We’re like a combination of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond. Only without the guns and fast cars. Well, maybe we’re closer to a mixture of Nancy Drew and the tech nerd in the back of your office. […]

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Title Tip: TREC Changes The Rules Regarding Escrow Money

By Contributor / March 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) recently updated the standard residential contracts to now address policies regarding deposits of earnest monies. These changes become mandatory May 15, 2018. On the first page of the newly updated Texas contracts, it states that “Within 3 days after the Effective Date, Buyer must deliver $___ […]

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