Closing Table

Title Tip: Say Cheese! You Bought a House!

By Lydia Blair / August 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s closing day. Say cheese! All those photos of smiling faces on closing day offer proof that most folks are delighted to be closing on a home. Either they’re getting the keys to their new property or they’re getting a check for the sale. Before the popularity of social media, most people mailed out moving […]

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Title Tip: What Do You Do When a Seller Changes Their Mind?

By Lydia Blair / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Imagine finding the perfect home. After weeks, maybe months, of searching, it’s just what you’ve been seeking. You get it under contract and have it inspected. After jumping through all the hoops for the mortgage, hiring movers, packing, and more, you’re ready to close. Then the seller decides they don’t want to sell it to […]

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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: How Long Does it Take to Sign Closing Documents?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 27, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Buying or selling a house takes time. How much time you spend closing depends on several of factors. There is a reason we call it the closing process. Many moving parts must come together before title transfers ownership. In Texas, it’s typically 21 to 45 days. How long does it […]

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