Closing Costs

Title Tip: The Romance of a Cash Offer

By Lydia Blair / February 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

A cash offer is more appealing to a seller than an offer contingent on the buyer financing the purchase. How much a cash offer appeals to a seller is debatable.

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Plano Named One Of America’s Safest Cities

By April Towery / December 9, 2019 / 3 Comments

Plano is one of the safest cities in the U.S., national data shows rent prices are increasing, and Americans don’t know what to expect when it comes to closing costs, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news. Plano Named One Of America’s Safest Cities In this climate of school shootings and anthrax-laced greeting […]

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Title Tip: The Option Fee and Proof of Delivery

By Lydia Blair / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

The standard Texas residential real estate contract contains several options for buyers to terminate their contract for various reasons. While sellers may not like it, it makes sense that the person bringing the money has the most options. The most popular option is the paragraph that requires the buyer to deliver an option fee for […]

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

By CandysDirt.com 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 Would You Like Your Money?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When selling a property, everyone wants to collect a big check. Well, maybe not an actual paper check, but lots of money. If you’re getting funds from the sale of your house, there are a couple of ways to collect your money from the title company when it closes. Just […]

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Title Tip: Nine Ways To Save Money On Your Closing

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments
Closing

Closing costs vary from state to state. And in Texas, they can vary from sale to sale. It may be surprising to see where you can and cannot save on your real estate sale or purchase. In Texas, title insurance rates are set by the Texas Department of Insurance. The rate is based on the […]

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