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Title Tip: What Exactly Is a Business Day in The World of Real Estate?

By Lydia Blair / January 12, 2021 / 1 Comment

What is a “Business Day” in the world of real estate? It depends on whom you talk to and the subject of discussion. The typical definition of the business day: Specific days when normal business transactions are taking place. It can vary by region, but usually means any day except Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday. […]

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Best of 2020 Title Tip: What You Can And Cannot Take With You When You Go

By Lydia Blair / December 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the CandysDirt.com team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy! Lydia: This is my favorite […]

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Title Tip: Why Does The Title Company Need to Know if I’m Single or Married?

By Lydia Blair / December 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

A reader asks: I’m buying a home and the title company says that my deed has to show if I’m single or married. I don’t think that is anyone’s business. Do I have to disclose this personal information to them? The short answer to your question: Yes. While respecting a person’s right to privacy, the […]

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Title Tip: Voice Your Opinion on Contract Option Fee Changes

By Lydia Blair / October 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Proposed changes to the Texas residential real estate contracts will soon be adopted and now is the last chance to voice your opinion on them. One of those proposed changes will affect the way buyers may deliver an option fee to a seller. Let’s take a look at the details and how it might affect […]

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Title Tip: Autumn Buyers And The Property Tax Surprise

By Lydia Blair / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Property tax bills should start arriving in our mailboxes in the next week or so. October 1 is when tax bills are supposed to go out to property owners. However, they are sometimes delayed a few days or even weeks. Whether you get your property tax bill in the mail or not, the taxes are […]

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