We make it our business to keep you informed about everything real estate. Check back each month for a new Title Tip!

June Title Tip
  • May 30, 2024

At Heritage Title, we are committed to protecting you and your clients during the closing process. That’s why we have introduced a secure and efficient identity verification system through our trusted partner, ClosingLock.

March Title Tip
  • March 4, 2024

In recent years, there has been an increase in fraudulent transactions involving property with absentee owners. It is important for agents to recognize the red flags to protect themselves and their clients from seller impersonation fraud.

February Title Tip
  • January 26, 2024

FinCEN revised their Geographic Targeting Order to all title insurance companies doing business in Texas. This new order adds transactions closing in Travis County.

January Title Tip
  • December 21, 2023

Tips for Closing Condominiums: Understanding the Forms of Ownership in a Condominium Closing, the Exclusive Right to Use an LCE and HOA Fees

December Title Tip
  • November 30, 2023

In April of 2021, the Texas Real Estate Commission amended the Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association.

November Title Tip
  • October 27, 2023

Is Verifying Wiring Instructions Still Important?

October Title Tip
  • October 2, 2023

When a Trust is Involved in a Sales Transaction

September Title Tip
  • August 28, 2023

Quick Tips for a Quick Close

December Title Tip
  • December 1, 2022

Closinglock is the leading online platform for protecting your clients from real estate wire fraud.

November Title Tip
  • October 31, 2022

All about the purpose of a Homeowners Association in Texas, resale packages and changes that occurred in 2021.

October Title Tip
  • September 30, 2022

The Step-by-Step guide below summarizes essential information about Heritage Title’s closing process, including what occurs during each stage and actions that will help facilitate a smooth transaction.

September Title Tip
  • August 26, 2022

Understanding The Title Commitment | Schedule A-D

August Title Tip
  • August 1, 2022

Why get a survey?  Are they necessary for the purchase of a condominium? What is a physical survey? What about using an existing survey with an affidavit? These questions answered and more!

July Title Tip
  • July 1, 2022

Learn about Heritage Title Company’s Power of Attorney requirements and more about how the POA is a powerful estate planning tool.

June Title Tip
  • June 9, 2022

Texas is one of nine states that is a community property jurisdiction. In general, this means that any property acquired by a couple during their marriage (with a few exceptions) is equally owned by both spouses. This can have a profound effect on the dissolution of property during divorce proceedings.

April Title Tip
  • April 1, 2022

Property Taxes: Important Things to Know as a Seller and Buyer

March Title Tip
  • March 1, 2022

You may have heard of FIRPTA and wondered what is it and why is it important?

January Title Tip
  • January 10, 2022

Things to Know about the Residential Homestead Exemption | New Changes to an Old Law

December Title Tip
  • December 6, 2021

Fees Typically Associated with a Real Estate Transaction

October Title Tip
  • October 27, 2021

Isn’t purchasing both the Owner’s and Loan Policy a double payment or duplicate coverage?

September Title Tip
  • September 14, 2021

Paragraph 6C | One to Four Family Residential Contract

August Title Tip
  • August 17, 2021

THE WHO, WHAT AND WHEN OF APPRAISALS

July Title Tip
  • July 12, 2021

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Wire Fraud in your Real Estate Transaction

June Title Tip
  • June 17, 2021

Please consider the following post closing tips for Buyers and Sellers:

May Title Tip
  • May 5, 2021

Effective April 14th of 2021, The Governor’s Emergency Declaration which waived renewal of expiration dates on Texas Driver’s licenses and identification cards was terminated.

April Title Tip
  • April 17, 2021

Our Escrow Officers and their teams often have clients ask why the title insurance premiums always appear to be different on a Closing Disclosure vs. an ALTA Settlement Statement. We understand the confusion!

March Title Tip
  • March 5, 2021

One of the biggest points of transition will be that Heritage Title, per the new Contract, will now accept the Buyers’ Option Money along with their Earnest Money Deposit in accordance with the new Paragraph 5 of the Contract.

February Title Tip
  • February 5, 2021

While there are many options to facilitate a party signing who can’t be physically present, including the use of a mobile notary, occasionally the party will choose to use a Power of Attorney to allow someone to sign documents on their behalf.

January Title Tip
  • January 17, 2021

The TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract (Resale) Form includes an option to amend or delete the general survey exception in the Owner’s Title Policy. Here are a few tips to help address what it is, what it does, how to get it, what it costs, and what the title company needs to make it happen.

December Title Tip
  • December 2, 2020

Come January 1st, you are eligible to file a Homestead Tax Exemption on your primary residence, which removes part of the property’s value from taxation resulting in a lower tax bill for you at the end of the year.

November Title Tip
  • November 4, 2020

The process of buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience. Follow the tips below to make your closing with Heritage Title go as smoothly as possible!

October Title Tip
  • October 1, 2020

For most buyers, a home purchase is the single largest investment they will ever make, and having an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy, protects you, the owner, against a loss that may arise by reason of a defect in your title.

September Title Tip
  • September 8, 2020

In our digital age, it’s more important than ever to understand the topics of information security and wire transfer fraud.

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