Selling a home

Title Tip: Top Five Scams That Target Real Estate Agents

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 26, 2019 / 2 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Buyers and sellers aren’t the only victims of real estate scams and crimes. Realtors are also a favorite target of crooks, criminals, and other shady types. Due to the nature of the real estate business, agents naturally come in contact and work with strangers on a regular basis. Most real […]

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Title Tip: The Top 6 Scams Aimed at Home Sellers

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The internet can be both an ally and an adversary to today’s home seller. When it comes to scams and cons, homeowners are easy prey for professional criminals. Let’s face it. When selling real estate, you are inviting strangers into your home. Figuratively with online photos, maps, and more. And […]

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Title Tip: Should You Duke it Out Over Earnest Money?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Business conflicts always seem to revolve around money. It’s no surprise that some of the worst disputes we see at title companies are over earnest money: Who wants it. Who is entitled to it. Who thinks they’re entitled to it. Etcetera. It can get uglier than avocado appliances and shag carpet. […]

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

By CandysDirt.com 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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Ashley Madison Hack to Make our Market even Tighter!

By Jon Anderson / August 19, 2015 / 6 Comments

The illicit affair website Ashley Madison was hacked last month which exposed the personal information, credit cards and email addresses of many of its 39 million users. The hackers said they wouldn’t release the data if Ashley Madison shut down. It didn’t, so they did. Lawyers around the country are reporting an uptick in divorce-related […]

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10 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

By Karen Eubank / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Selling your home during the holidays is easy!  The potential buyer base at this time of year is generally serious and ready to seal a deal quickly. It doesn’t have to be tricky to get your home on the market. Just keep it simple. Jump for a list of tips!

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