Closing Documents

Title Tip: Health Concerns Give The Title Industry a New Face

By Lydia Blair / May 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Health concerns have created disruption in title business practices and are forcing changes to real estate closings in 2020. As the ‘new normal’ continues to evolve, title companies are adapting in their own ways, each at a different pace. Some have quickly embraced changes required for social distancing while others are taking a little longer […]

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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: 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: Don’t Forget These Eight Important Tasks When You Are Moving

By Contributor / January 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Moving is exciting. And exhausting. There is a whole lot to do. Packing and unpacking, emptying and reloading cabinets and drawer. You may even be painting and remodeling. Every day, I meet people who are immersed in the moving process as they are signing closing documents. They usually have their heads and hands full of […]

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Title Tip: What Happens if You Can’t Make it to Closing?

By Contributor / May 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Contracts are signed, inspections completed, movers are scheduled, and the big day is almost here. It’s full speed ahead to closing day. That’s the big day when paperwork is signed, money changes hands and the keys are handed over. But what happens when one of the individuals can’t make it […]

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Expert Advice: Ready For Fewer Closing Documents? Marcus McCue Says Changes might make it a reality

By Joanna England / October 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

  Changes are coming to some of the key documents that homebuyers sign when they close on a mortgage loan. Government agencies are behind these changes, so it should come as no surprise that they’re late. The changes to the Good Faith Estimate, Truth-in- Lending Disclosure and HUD-1 Settlement Statement — required by the Dodd […]

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