title business

Death And Real Estate, Part 2: When The Buyer or Seller Dies While Under Contract

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 21, 2019 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Lots of folks are dying to buy or sell a home. They may be eager, desperate, impatient, or anxious. However, they’re not literally dying. Except when they are. Yes, it has happened that a buyer or seller dies while they have a property under contract. They could die the day […]

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Title Tip: How to Navigate The Great Divide After Divorce

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Selling the marital home. Some refer to this as the great divide. Getting divorcing spouses to agree on selling their home, an asking price, an agent, the final sales price, etc. can be difficult and stressful at best. Emotions and tensions can run high well before we add on the […]

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Title Tip: What Happens When a Person Dies While Owning Real Estate?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When a person dies holding real estate in their name, the property doesn’t transfer to heaven. Some people think the situation can become quite the opposite. The process can be agonizing. The owner who has died obviously can’t sell their home after they’re dead. The property cannot be sold until […]

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Title Tip: What Does ‘Quiet Title’ Mean?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Despite the sound of the name, there is nothing secretive or hushed about ‘Quiet Title.’ This is actually a legal action to ‘quiet the title’ under Texas law. Quiet Title refers to a lawsuit to clarify the ownership of land and the validity of any liens on a piece of […]

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Title Tip: What Makes One Title Company Better Than Another?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 2, 2019 / 2 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Title companies in Texas all offer the same basic services. And since title policy premiums are regulated by the state, there isn’t much difference in cost from one to the next. What makes one title company better than another? What keeps agents going back to their favorite escrow officers time […]

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Title Tip: Top Five Scams That Target Real Estate Agents

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 26, 2019 / 2 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Buyers and sellers aren’t the only victims of real estate scams and crimes. Realtors are also a favorite target of crooks, criminals, and other shady types. Due to the nature of the real estate business, agents naturally come in contact and work with strangers on a regular basis. Most real […]

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