Lydia Blair

Title Tip: Autumn Buyers And The Property Tax Surprise

By Lydia Blair / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Property tax bills should start arriving in our mailboxes in the next week or so. October 1 is when tax bills are supposed to go out to property owners. However, they are sometimes delayed a few days or even weeks. Whether you get your property tax bill in the mail or not, the taxes are […]

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Title Tip: Where Do You Draw The Line? County Lines Tell a Story

By Lydia Blair / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

One might think that a home in the city of Dallas would naturally also be located in Dallas County. And one would wrong. Your home may be located in Dallas and likewise in Collin, Dallas, Denton or Rockwall County. For many people in Dallas-Fort Worth, their next-door neighbor could be in a different county. The […]

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Title Tip: What You Can And Cannot Take With You When You Go

By Lydia Blair / August 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

There is often confusion about what a seller can and cannot take from a house when they sell it. Things can get unpleasant and disputes can erupt when all parties are not clear. Let’s shed a little light on what goes and what stays when a home sells in Texas. What conveys? Paragraph 2B of […]

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Title Tip: Are There Deed Restrictions On My Property?

By Lydia Blair / August 11, 2020 / 1 Comment

Pick a residential property in the Metroplex. Anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I’ll bet you a dozen face masks that the property has deed restrictions. Residential deed restrictions are written agreements that limit or restrict the use of a property. They are private agreements and are tied to the land regardless of the owner […]

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Title Tip: What Are Non-Allowable Fees on Government-Backed Loans?

By Lydia Blair / July 28, 2020 / 1 Comment

A reader writes: “I have an offer on my house and the buyer is getting a VA loan. Because of this type of loan, my agent says I will have to pay some of the buyer’s closing costs and I’ll make less on my sale. My agent doesn’t know how much those closing costs are […]

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Title Tip: Title Theft Protection, Insurance, or Monitoring

By Lydia Blair / June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

You may have seen the ads or heard the buzz about companies offering title monitoring services or “title theft protection.” Are they legitimate or just a scam? Is there any real value in these services? First, let me clarify that “title coverage” offered by some of these unregulated companies is not title insurance. They do […]

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