Title Companies

Title Tip: The Different Types of Title Companies in Texas

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Even though the services offered and fees charged by title companies across Texas are standardized, there is some variation in how they operate. Just as real estate brokerages and real estate agents vary in their operating standards and styles, so do title companies. Title companies in Texas have three basic […]

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Title Tip: Texas Department of Insurance Report on Title Companies

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / July 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) recently released the 2016 Title Agent Statistical Report. Yes, this is now the summer of 2018, so those stats are a bit dated. What can I say? It’s a government agency. TDI licenses and oversees all title agents in Texas. Our state’s title insurance business […]

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Title Tip: Who Chooses The Title Company?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 23, 2018 / 3 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor The title industry competes for real estate dollars just like mortgage companies, real estate brokers, and insurance agencies. Competition to be the chosen one is just as fierce and the stakes are just as high. Changes that rippled through the industry in 2015, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) […]

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Title Tip: How Much Are Closing Costs?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Closing costs are expensive when selling a property. Fortunately, they are deducted from the seller’s proceeds at the time of the sale. So when the expenses are lumped into the pile of paperwork at the closing table, the cost of selling a home can be less evident. How much are […]

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How Will CFPB Rules Affect Your Closing? Brittany Washington of Community National Title Answers

By Joanna England / August 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

On Oct. 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” rules will go into effect. This has made some real estate agents a little nervous. How can they avoid delays? How can they manage their clients expectations? We wanted to get the low-down on how the new rules will affect closings, so we […]

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Mortgage Choice Act Would Ease Mortgage Qualifications as Foreclosures Jump

By Jon Anderson / May 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

By Jon Anderson Columnist No, I didn’t dig this out of my 2008 file drawer. According to RealtyTrac, March 2015 saw an 11 percent jump in foreclosures across the U.S. compared to February. That translates into 152,147 homes rocketing down the chute to foreclosure and the loss of people’s homes in the first quarter of […]

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