Title Tip: Follow These Steps To Get The Sale Closed

By Lydia Blair / December 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Closing on a house can be frightful. But a new home is so delightful. And since we’re all set to go. Let it close, let it close, let it close. While getting to the closing table isn’t always lively and fun, we still love to get there. There are a few potentially slippery steps from […]

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Title Tip: Earnest Money Delivery and Delays

By Lydia Blair / July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

When someone is buying a house, there is a deadline in which to deliver their earnest money to the title company. And they’d better not miss it. We don’t care if it’s too hot outside, they overslept, or the dog ate their homework. A deadline is a deadline. A buyer has three days to deposit […]

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Title Tip: What Happens When a Person Dies While Owning Real Estate?

By Contributor / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When a person dies holding real estate in their name, the property doesn’t transfer to heaven. Some people think the situation can become quite the opposite. The process can be agonizing. The owner who has died obviously can’t sell their home after they’re dead. The property cannot be sold until […]

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Title Tip: Should You Escrow Funds For Repairs After Closing?

By Contributor / November 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Let’s call this real estate horror film Mission Impossible – Saving the Sale. It’s the sequel to Mission Impossible – The Roof Needs Repair starring Surprised Seller and Upset Buyer. Also featuring Scrambling Realtor and Cautious Escrow Officer. The scene opens with a pending sale on a property that needs […]

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Title Tip: Should I Pay My Last Mortgage Payment Before Closing?

By Contributor / October 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor A reader asks: “Should I make my next mortgage payment before my house closes? We are under contract and scheduled to close on the 14th of the month. “ This is a fairly common question for title companies. And the answer depends on your closing date and time. Before closing, […]

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Title Tip: October is Property Tax Season

By Contributor / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor For most North Texas homeowners, the 2018 tax statements started coming out last week. You may not have received your bill in the mail, but your tax bill is out and due for payment by Jan. 31. Simply go online and search for your county tax assessor to get your […]

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