Title Companies

Title Tip: Title Companies Are Considered Essential Services, But They’re Adapting

By Lydia Blair / March 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Title companies are considered an essential service along with appraisers, banks, and mortgage companies. Most of us are still conducting business and working hard for our clients. Like all businesses in Texas, the U.S., and the world, we are operating in a different way during this health crisis. We have a duty to take care […]

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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: Keeping Your Information Private After Buying a Home

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 22, 2019 / 5 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Remember privacy? It’s what most Americans enjoyed a few decades ago. Today, it’s elusive and rare. It’s simple for any of us to find just about anyone with a few clicks on a keyboard. In an effort to reduce the solicitations for carpet cleaning, bogus tax filing services, mortgage insurance […]

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Title Tip: Background Checks When Buying or Selling a Home

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When buying or selling a home, get ready to reveal some private details through background checks. We’re going to pry, inspect, confirm, clarify, authenticate, and document a lot about you, your finances, and the property. Some of the surprises we unearth would shock your mother, but maybe not your banker. […]

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DFW Among 12 Metros Targeted By Feds In Real Estate Money Laundering Crackdown

By Jon Anderson / November 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

For those who are laundering ill-gotten gains via real estate transactions, regulators are about to make life much, much harder.  Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) are temporary regulations put in place by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The overall point of the orders is to understand and curtail money laundering, tax evasion, and […]

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