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Title Tip: The Option Fee and Proof of Delivery

By Lydia Blair / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

The standard Texas residential real estate contract contains several options for buyers to terminate their contract for various reasons. While sellers may not like it, it makes sense that the person bringing the money has the most options. The most popular option is the paragraph that requires the buyer to deliver an option fee for […]

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Title Tip: Earnest Money Delivery and Delays

By Lydia Blair / July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

When someone is buying a house, there is a deadline in which to deliver their earnest money to the title company. And they’d better not miss it. We don’t care if it’s too hot outside, they overslept, or the dog ate their homework. A deadline is a deadline. A buyer has three days to deposit […]

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Title Tip: How Would You Like Your Money?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When selling a property, everyone wants to collect a big check. Well, maybe not an actual paper check, but lots of money. If you’re getting funds from the sale of your house, there are a couple of ways to collect your money from the title company when it closes. Just […]

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Title Tip: How To Choose a Home Warranty At Closing

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Home buyers often like the sense of protection they feel when getting a home warranty on the property they are buying. Until they discover their home warranty is much less effective than expected. Seasoned and savvy buyers know that a home warranty policy offers limited coverage. They aren’t all-inclusive. In […]

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Title Tip: Dealing With a Federal Tax Lien on a Home Sale

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor If you’re in debt to the IRS, good old Uncle Sam may put a lien on your property. And he isn’t going to let you sell your home without paying that lien. When someone has a federal income tax lien filed against them, the debt attaches to all of their […]

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Title Tip: What To Do When Disaster Strikes While Under Contract

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 28, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor   Disaster can strike a home at any time. Even the day before it’s scheduled to be sold. Be it hail, wind, fire or water, a casualty loss to property while it’s under contract can be disastrous. But, there are remedies. The Texas real estate contract folks thought of many […]

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