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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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Title Tip: The Top 6 Scams Aimed at Home Sellers

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The internet can be both an ally and an adversary to today’s home seller. When it comes to scams and cons, homeowners are easy prey for professional criminals. Let’s face it. When selling real estate, you are inviting strangers into your home. Figuratively with online photos, maps, and more. And […]

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Title Tip: Important Contract Changes Are Now In Effect

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor March is a month for changes — in both the Texas weather and real estate contracts. Haven’t you heard? There are recent contract changes that became mandatory for use by agents on March 1, 2019.  Don’t worry. You’re not the last to learn about these changes. Seems like very few […]

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Title Tip: Six Steps To Make For a Quick Closing

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Some folks like a long, unhurried closing. Others prefer a quickie. Depending on who is involved, you could have either. The closing process in our area typically takes about 30 days. Want to close sooner? How about in 2 to 7 days? It’s possible. I’ve done it a couple of […]

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Title Tip: How Do Prorations Work to Pay Your Fair Share?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor At closing, some items, like real estate taxes, are divided up between the buyers and sellers so that each party pays their share of the expenses. This is called proration. The amount each party pays is based on the number of days in the year (or month) that they own […]

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Title Tip: The Blankety Blank Problem With Your Contract

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When you review contracts every day, spotting mistakes can become routine. The number one mistake that most escrow officers see on real estate contracts involves blank spaces. To be clear – contracts should always be filled in completely. There should be nothing left blank. I’m referring to the standard Texas […]

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