title business

Title Tip: Solicitations And Scams After Buying a Home

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor After the paperwork has been signed and you’ve been handed the keys, there are plenty more expenses involved in moving into your new home — packing supplies, connecting utilities, hiring movers, new appliances or furnishings, etc. However, there are certain costs after buying a home that new homeowners should not […]

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Title Tip: Why Are Texas Homestead Rights so Important?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor We Texans cherish our homestead rights more than anyone. And we’ve got the state constitution to prove it. Cue the old west music and picture Ma with a baby on her hip and Pa with his rifle at the door of their simple home. That must be what the Texas […]

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Title Tip: Who Chooses The Title Company?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 23, 2018 / 3 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The title industry competes for real estate dollars just like mortgage companies, real estate brokers, and insurance agencies. Competition to be the chosen one is just as fierce and the stakes are just as high. Changes that rippled through the industry in 2015, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) […]

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Parties in Possession: There’s No Party in PIP

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

  By Lydia Blair Special Contributor I’d like to say there is no party in a PIP. But that’s not exactly true. Let’s just say there usually isn’t a fun party in a PIP. In real estate, a PIP refers to Parties in Possession. And we’re not talking about a holiday party or drug possession. […]

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Boundary Issues: Where Do You Draw The Line?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The annual Texas Land and Title Institute has successfully plowed through the snowy Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Jam packed with attorneys and title professionals from across the state, this conference had an impressive Dallas contingency braving the cold. I caught up with Chicago Title‘s Bill Woodall and […]

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Liens and Titles and Deeds, These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

By Candy Evans / December 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

CandysDirt.com presents a new feature on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the title business (and then some): deeds, the closing process, and the title company business. Why, when you buy a home in Texas, do you have to close at a title company? Can you close elsewhere? Can you shop around for title […]

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