title business

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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Community National Title Plant Manager Geline Spinks Has The Business in Her Blood

By Joanna England / April 8, 2015 / 2 Comments

When I sat down with Geline Spinks and her mother, Carla LaPointe, for coffee, I had to admit to both of these women that I wasn’t exactly well-versed in what title companies do exactly. I knew that there was some research involved, that examiners looked at a property’s history of ownership before a sale could […]

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