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Title Tip: Do You Need a New Survey Every Time? It Depends.

By Lydia Blair / December 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

When it comes to property surveys, sometimes age is just a number. Sometimes it isn’t. Many folks think a survey is good indefinitely. Others believe a new one is required with every sale. Age isn’t the only factor in determining if an existing survey may be used for a real estate transaction. There are many […]

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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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Title Tip: What Happens When You Rescind an Offer to Purchase?

By Lydia Blair / August 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Shopping for a home is a bit like dating. Buyers, like daters, are looking for that perfect match. But just because you fall in love doesn’t mean they’ll love you back. Getting down the aisle to happily ever after can take some effort. And you may have to kiss a few frogs in search of […]

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Title Tip: Say Cheese! You Bought a House!

By Lydia Blair / August 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s closing day. Say cheese! All those photos of smiling faces on closing day offer proof that most folks are delighted to be closing on a home. Either they’re getting the keys to their new property or they’re getting a check for the sale. Before the popularity of social media, most people mailed out moving […]

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Title Tip: Texas Homesteads And Judgment Liens

By Lydia Blair / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s Homestead, Sweet Homestead in the State of Texas. Our Texas constitution can help prevent Texans from becoming homeless if they are in a financial bind. Texas homestead protection laws guard your homestead against foreclosure by judgment creditors such as credit card holders, bill collectors, or winning parties in lawsuits. This special protection from creditors […]

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Title Tip: What Do You Do When a Seller Changes Their Mind?

By Lydia Blair / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Imagine finding the perfect home. After weeks, maybe months, of searching, it’s just what you’ve been seeking. You get it under contract and have it inspected. After jumping through all the hoops for the mortgage, hiring movers, packing, and more, you’re ready to close. Then the seller decides they don’t want to sell it to […]

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