Millennials Will Break The Bank On Homes To Appear More Successful

By April Towery / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Forget keeping up with the Joneses; kids these days just want to blow the Joneses out of the water. Many consumers have spent too much on a luxury handbag, or signed on for a car payment that might require a regular phone call to Mom and Dad. But the price tag of appearing successful, wealthy, […]

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Title Tip: The Blankety Blank Problem With Your Contract

By Contributor / February 5, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When you review contracts every day, spotting mistakes can become routine. The number one mistake that most escrow officers see on real estate contracts involves blank spaces. To be clear – contracts should always be filled in completely. There should be nothing left blank. I’m referring to the standard Texas […]

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

By 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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Dallas Seeks Business and Resident Input on Economic Development

By Candy's Dirt / October 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Want to provide the city of Dallas with input regarding a comprehensive strategic economic development plan? Now is your chance. The city rolled out two separate surveys — one for businesses, and one for residents — that will help determine how the city approaches its economy in the future, including how it can improve Dallas’ […]

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Title Tip: It’s Selling Time, Do You Know Where Your Survey Is?

By Contributor / August 7, 2018 / 3 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor One of the most common mistakes and needless expenses that home sellers encounter involves the survey section of their sales contract. Despite the bold type and plain English, there are often disputes and confusion about providing a survey. The survey section is on page 2 of the standard TREC contract. […]

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Tight Housing Market, Shifting Demographics Make for Big Changes in Homebuyer Profiles

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 1 Comment

First-time homebuyers are being squeezed out, and you gotta move fast to buy! And people are hanging on to their houses for the longest time on record, according to a new study by the National Association of Realtors. Buyers are living in their homes for ten years, up from six years in 2008, and actually […]

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