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Title Insurance

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

By 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: Why You Don’t Have a Clear Title to Your Property

By Contributor / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor When you buy a home, don’t you get a guarantee of clear title? Well … no. Isn’t that why you buy a property through a title company and get title insurance? To get clear title? Not exactly. That’s not the phrase we like to use in the title business. Those […]

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Title Tip: Hidden Hazards on Your Property

By Contributor / June 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor A hidden hazard on your property is not the kind of thing you’re going to stub your toe on. At least not the kind of hidden hazard that we’re talking about here. In the title business, a hidden hazard is an issue that is not uncovered in a traditional search […]

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Title Tip: What is Title Insurance And What Does it Cover?

By Contributor / May 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor There are lots of kinds of insurance. There’s homeowner insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, liability insurance … You can insure just about anything of value. “We focus mostly on property and casualty insurance,” says insurance agent Amanda Campbell of Smith Allen Insurance. But she and other insurance companies […]

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Title Tip: What is a Title Plant And Why is it Important?

By Contributor / May 9, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor A Title Plant is not a big factory that produces property titles. Nor is it a flowering bush used in real estate transactions. A Title Plant – also called an Abstract Plant – is an operation used as the basis for delivering title insurance. The main focus is on historical […]

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Title Tip: Buying a Home — a State-by-State Comparison

By Contributor / April 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. Grab a seat fellow Texans. You may need it when you hear about the way they finalize real estate sales in some of our fellow united states. Let’s start with a peculiar Yankee custom that’s a changin’. A recent revision to […]

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