Texas Real Estate Commission

Title Tip: Don’t Let This Escalate to an Escalation Clause

By Lydia Blair / November 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

This one is for all the naïve buyers and sellers out there who think an escalation clause is a good idea. We’re not trying to shame you or say you’re wrong, but let’s just tell it like it is. It’s wrong for most residential contracts. That’s right, I said it. An Escalation Clause is wording […]

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Title Tip: Common Mistakes in Contracts That Can Get You Sued

By Lydia Blair / October 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let’s play a game I like to call “Don’t Get Sued.” We surveyed fewer than 100 escrow officers and asked them: “What is a common mistake you see on residential contracts?” The top 8 answers are on the board. Ready with your buzzer? The survey says the 8 most common contract mistakes that could get […]

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TREC on the Hunt For New Executive Director, Agency Says

By Bethany Erickson / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Texas Real Estate Commission is on the hunt for someone to fill the simultaneous roles of TREC executive director and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board commissioner, state home sales are trending upward again (but it’s more of a mixed bag in North Texas), and we find out what demographic is more likely to […]

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Title Tip: How Does a Seller Lease Back Work?

By Lydia Blair / September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

How to make a buyer’s agent cringe: Ask for a 60 day seller lease back. While lease backs hold appeal for many sellers, it’s enough to make Realtors shudder at the thought of the problems that can accompany them. A Sellers Temporary Lease allows the seller to continue living in the home after closing for […]

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Title Tip: Do Your Homework on Assigning Contracts

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / July 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Assignment of a real estate contract is looked upon with suspicion by lots of folks. While it is not legal in all states, under Texas law, contracts are assignable unless there is a specific clause in the contract that prohibits it. There are some sellers who become upset when they discover that the person buying […]

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Vista Bank Announces New Fort Worth Market President

By Bethany Erickson / May 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
Fort Worth

Vista Bank named a new president for its Fort Worth market, Cushman and Wakefield announced a new hire, and Governor Greg Abbott named a new chair of the Texas Real Estate Commission. The 107-year-old Vista Bank announced last week that it had hired Fort Worth banking veteran Grant James to head its market there, where he […]

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