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Title Tip: What Happens When The Title Company Drops The Ball?

By Joanna England / December 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

Watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve can be fun and exciting. But watching someone drop the ball on a real estate transaction is no fun at all. What happens when the title company drops the ball and problems arise with your transaction? Get ready for a jaw-dropping surprise. In Texas, the title company […]

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Title Tip: What Does ‘Quiet Title’ Mean?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Despite the sound of the name, there is nothing secretive or hushed about ‘Quiet Title.’ This is actually a legal action to ‘quiet the title’ under Texas law. Quiet Title refers to a lawsuit to clarify the ownership of land and the validity of any liens on a piece of […]

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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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Title Tip: The Pain of Unpaid Property Taxes

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Property taxes are the talk of the town right now. Municipalities all over the Metroplex are proposing tax rate increases on top of the frequent increase in property values. This year’s tax bill may be a double whammy for our already steep homeowner taxes. If you’re thinking of avoiding those […]

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Title Tip: What is a Title Search?

By CandysDirt.com 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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