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Every year many Texans die without a Texas will because of a number of reasons: the natural fear of death, uncertainty over the probate process and its costs, sheer procrastination and the fear of an exorbitant attorney’s bill. However, these things you can control; you should have a greater fear...
08/10/2010
There are legal document service companies on the web advertising cheap legal Texas will forms or DIY (do-it-yourself) Texas wills forms for a cheap price so that you may avoid the expensive costs of hiring an attorney to draft your estate planning documents. However, there are great dangers to d...
08/04/2010
99.9% of every Texas title company makes the declaration “customer service is what we are best at!” And maybe that particular title company is good at what they define as customer service in the world of Texas title insurance and real estate closing services. But if the title company’s definitio...
12/03/2009
The following story reminds me of a “priest, rabbi and a minister” joke, but it is a true story about Texas title companies and they differentiate their very commoditized products and services nonetheless. However, it shed new light on what the ideal Texas title company does or should be doing fo...
11/25/2009
I know that with all the hustle and bustle of the new RESPA rules, end of month, end of year coming things can be rushed and everyone seems to focus on the subject at hand, which is to get as many loans closed as possible by the end of the month; be prepared for the New Year RESPA Rules (so you ...
11/19/2009
Effective January 1, 2010 RESPA states that once the Good Faith Estimate has been disclosed to your client, it’s pretty much written in stone. But what if something does need to be changed? There are certain circumstances that you may change the numbers on your GFE. If the following occurs, you ...
11/16/2009
If you are worried that getting your borrower’s Good Faith Estimate may be a near impossibility when first starting the loan process and when you don’t know all the third-party service provider’s fees, HUD allows loan originators another method that may relieve some of the guessing. Loan origina...
11/10/2009
As of this year, a rule was passed allowing Texas title insurance companies to insure mineral rights on a residential property. The insurance comes in the form of a blanket policy and certain criteria must be met before issuing the T-19.2 aka Minerals and Surface Damage Endorsement. Note that thi...
11/05/2009
I thought this was a great blogpost on optimizing your social media... How to Choose the Right Days to Market your Real Estate Services Online Effective real estate marketing online has a lot to do with timing.  There has been a lot of research conducted, mainly for industries outside of real est...
11/03/2009
It's 5:00 pm...30 minutes until you leave your work life behind-if you are that disciplined....and some of us aren't. The phone rings, and it is your FSBO borrower wondering if you know how to set up a seller lease-back or have some sort of "Seller's Temporary Residential Lease" form. Not a very ...
11/03/2009
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