Title Company

Title Tip: What Happens When The Title Company Drops The Ball?

By Joanna England / December 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

Watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve can be fun and exciting. But watching someone drop the ball on a real estate transaction is no fun at all. What happens when the title company drops the ball and problems arise with your transaction? Get ready for a jaw-dropping surprise. In Texas, the title company […]

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Title Tip: Sit Up And Take Notice of Paragraph 21

By Lydia Blair / September 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Please take notice of the Paragraph 21 notice that is about notices and that many people fail to notice. Call it a notice, a notification, disclosure … whatever. Just don’t ignore it. Paragraph 21 of the Texas residential real estate contract reads: “All notices from one party to the other must be in writing and […]

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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: 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: How to Choose a Title Agent

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor It’s easy to make the general statement that all title companies are the same. They all offer the same services, and in Texas, they all charge the same for title insurance. However, it’s like saying that all Realtors are the same, or all home inspectors or insurance companies are the […]

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Title Tip: Should You Duke it Out Over Earnest Money?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Business conflicts always seem to revolve around money. It’s no surprise that some of the worst disputes we see at title companies are over earnest money: Who wants it. Who is entitled to it. Who thinks they’re entitled to it. Etcetera. It can get uglier than avocado appliances and shag carpet. […]

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