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When purchasing a new survey, what should Buyer know and consider?

3/9/2017

This week Dawn explains the ramifications of Buyer’s failure to order a new survey timely, and offers her recommendation for the number of days to insert in Paragraph 6C(2) of...

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What Happens When the Buyer Dies Before Closing?

2/10/2017

Last week's Tip, "What Happens to the Contract When the Seller Dies?" prompted the question, "but what happens when the Buyer dies?"  Here is Dawn Moore with the answer to...

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What Happens When a Seller Dies Before Closing?

2/2/2017

This week Dawn addresses the validity of a contract when the Seller dies before closing.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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1/26/2017

Today’s video was previously filmed during a Q&A class held at our Allegiance Title Preston Center location with Dawn Moore.   In this Tip, Dawn addresses why it is so important...

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What if option fee is not paid?

1/19/2017

Today’s video was previously filmed during a Q&A class held at our Allegiance Title Preston Center location with Dawn Moore.   In this Tip, Dawn addresses whether or not the Buyer...

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1/11/2017

This week Dawn addresses what happens when certain deadlines in the contract overlap or conflict. To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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Rescission of Offers in a Multiple Offer Scenario

1/6/2017

This week Dawn addresses the issue of rescission of offers when the seller has received multiple offers on their property.  In this video, she discusses when you do NOT have...

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Dawn Moore Wishes You a Happy New Year

12/29/2016

Dawn Moore would like to wish you a Happy New Year.  Click here to hear her message!

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New Home Contract VS One to Four Family Contract

12/15/2016

This week Dawn addresses which contract you should use when a new home is built on an old foundation. To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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It's Not a Problem Until it's a problem!

12/9/2016

This week Dawn reminds you to make sure you are meticulous in your documentation under the contract. To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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Back-Up contracts and Ramifications of Early Delivery of the Commitment

12/1/2016

This week Dawn answers  the following question:  Can a title company provide the title commitment to an executed back-up Buyer before the back-up moves into first position?  If so, when...

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What is the purpose of the T-47 Survey Affidavit?

11/17/2016

Is the T-47 Survey Affidavit intended to be used by the Buyer, title company or both?  This week Dawn explains its intended use.  We hope this answers any...

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What can the Security Deposit be used for in the Seller’s Temporary Residential Lease?

11/10/2016

This week Dawn addresses acceptable applications of the Security Deposit in the Seller's Temporary Residential Lease and common misconceptions about its use.

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How much earnest money should I get on my listing?

11/4/2016

This week Dawn addresses what should be taken into consideration when negotiating the amount of earnest money under the contract.

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Another Scary Story From the Closing Table!

10/27/2016

Sometimes what happens at the closing table can be, well, nightmarish.  This week, Dawn shares "Another Scary Story From the Closing Table," if you dare!  To view Dawn's chilling Tip...

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10/24/2016

This is the final week of our Allegiance Title 7th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign. For each order submitted during the month of October, we are donating...

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NBC5 talks with breast cancer survivor and Allegiance Title communications director, Beth Stavinoha, about cancer and the American Cancer Society

10/20/2016

Our Allegiance Title 7th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign is in full swing!  For each order submitted during the month of October, we will donate a portion...

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"No one is immune from cancer." Meet survivor, Cindy Bogle.

10/18/2016

Our Allegiance Title 7th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign is in full swing!  For each order submitted during the month of October, we will donate a portion of our...

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Inspiring words from a breast cancer survivor.

10/11/2016

Our Allegiance Title 7th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign is in full swing!  For each order submitted during the month of October, we will donate a portion...

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Why Should You Pay Separately for Non-Realty Items?

10/6/2016

This week Dawn addresses why you should separate non-realty items from the negotiated sales price when there is a loan involved.

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Join us in the fight against breast cancer!

10/4/2016

This month, Allegiance Title kicks off its 7th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign.  For each order submitted during the month of October, we will donate a portion of our...

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A Message from Dawn Moore

9/29/2016

Next month, Allegiance Title kicks off its 7th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign.  Here is Dawn Moore, CEO of Allegiance Title, with a brief message about this year's campaign...

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What happens when no address is filled in under the notice provision of the contract?

9/22/2016

This week Dawn explains why failing to insert an address in Paragraph 21 results in failing to create a contractual notice provision.

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Valid Termination Notice During the Option Period

9/15/2016

This week Dawn outlines the necessary steps to evidence a valid option period and termination during such period.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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An often overlooked “out” in the contract, when the Seller doesn’t perform.

9/8/2016

This week Dawn explains the ramifications if the Seller does not deliver the appropriate documents to the correct address within the assigned time period. To view Dawn's Tip of the...

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Allegiance is doing something a little different on Monday!

9/1/2016

We hope you enjoy the long Labor Day weekend! Click here for a special message from your friends at Allegiance Title Company.

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Protect your Buyer! Extend the option period with consideration.

8/25/2016

This week Dawn addresses why the extension of the option period is null and void if the fee is not paid.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click

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What is FIRPTA, and what are the obligations of the parties when there is a foreign Seller?

8/18/2016

This week Dawn addresses how the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) may affect the Buyer and the Seller when Seller is considered foreign under IRS rules. To...

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Who pays the closing costs when you purchase a home?

8/16/2016

The time has come for you, or your client, to close on their home!  It is an exciting time and often a confusing time for some.  What are closing costs? ...

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Why is the timing of the final walk-through before closing so important?

8/11/2016

This week Dawn explains why your Buyer should time their final walk-through as close to the closing process as possible. To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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Will this ever end?

8/4/2016

This week Dawn discusses badly worded and unnecessary appraisal contingencies under special provisions.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click here.

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What are the ramifications of treating certain provisions of the contract as irrelevant?

7/28/2016

This week Dawn explains why you must address Buyer Approval under paragraph B.1. of the Third Party Financing Addendum.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click  here.

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Changing Commission Splits

7/22/2016

This week Dawn clarifies misconceptions on how to change commission splits between cooperating brokers.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week, click  here.

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What remedies are the Seller entitled to when a buyer defaults under the contract?

7/14/2016

This week Dawn addresses why earnest money isn't the only remedy a Seller is entitled to when a Buyer defaults under the contract.   To view Dawn's video, click here.

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Are you a social media butterfly?

7/12/2016

Real estate agents who have been in the business for a while remember the days of using the Yellow Pages, Valpak and direct mail to market their...

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The Appraisal Contingency Under the Contract

7/7/2016

Does a contract amendment lowering sales price to appraised value bind the Buyer to close the transaction?  Dawn answers this question in her latest Tip of the Week. To view...

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Can the real estate market get any hotter????

6/28/2016

Hot, hotter, hottest?  And no, we aren't talking temperature here folks.  While Texans are used to triple digits in the summertime, can we just as easily get used...

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Disclosure Requirements of the Seller

6/23/2016

This week Dawn gives you Part II of a discussion on disclosure requirements.  To view Dawn's video, click here.

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The importance of fulling releasing the first contract before closing the second. 6-16-16

6/16/2016

This week Dawn explains why an unreleased contract must be settled and released prior to closing under a second contract for the same property.  To view Dawn's video,...

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When can the title company release earnest money?

6/9/2016

This week Dawn explains the role the title company plays in release of earnest money and the title company's fiduciary duty to both parties. To view Dawn's video, click

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What is the UpTo Calendar app and how can it make your life easier?

6/7/2016

This month Margaret Hollingsworth, our Director of Education, explains how you can layer all of your calendars with the UpTo Calendar app.  No more flipping between multiple calendars!  This app...

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Does the child safety fence around the pool remain with the property when it sells?

6/2/2016

This week Dawn addresses the question of whether or not the child safety fence surrounding the pool is considered part of the "swimming pool equipment" listed in paragraph 2C of...

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Purchasing investment property with the intent to lease? Here is what you need to watch out for.

5/26/2016

This week Dawn draws your attention to possible covenants and restrictions Buyer should look for before purchasing investment property with the intent to lease. ...

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FSBOs Are More Trouble Than They Are Worth

5/24/2016

There is nothing more frustrating for a real estate agent than a sign that reads "For Sale By Owner!"  It is enough to make one want to drive off...

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What is the purpose of the T-47 survey affidavit? 5-19-2016

5/19/2016

This week Dawn addresses the purpose of the T-47 affidavit and its importance in certifying the accuracy of the existing survey.

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What To Do About Solar Panels

5/12/2016

Are solar panels part of the real estate or personal property items?  Who gets those at closing?

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Your Next Sale Could Be Through Nextdoor!

5/10/2016

Real estate agents know the easiest way to grow business is through relationships.  Sixty six percent of new business comes in the form of a referral, according to the National Association of Realtors. But what if...

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Why is the timing of the final walk-through before closing so important? 5-5-2016

5/5/2016

This week Dawn explains why your Buyer should time their final walk-through as close to the closing process as possible.  To view Dawn's Tip, click here

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Does the will of the deceased owner have to be probated to convey title to a new buyer? 4-28-2016

4/28/2016

This week Dawn explains when one may not need to probate a will under Texas law to clear title.  To view Dawn's Tip, click here

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How Much Earnest Money Should I Get?

4/21/2016

This week Dawn explains what earnest money is and offers up her thoughts on how much money the Seller should ask for in the contract. To view Dawn's...

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What are the ramifications for failure to pay the option fee?

4/14/2016

Today Dawn discusses an issue we are seeing in the market right now where Buyers don't pay the option fee, but terminate during the option anyway.  What recourse...

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Did You Remember to Deduct This?

4/11/2016

According to the Internal Revenue Service, 20-25% of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to prepare their returns.  If this is you, consider it an opportunity to...

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Tip About Dates in the Seller's Temporary Residential Lease

4/7/2016

If your Seller is utilizing the Seller's Temporary Residential lease and the contract Closing Date is extended, is the lease automatically extended as well?  Dawn answers this question in today's...

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Sellers' Duties of Disclosure: Statutory vs. Common Law

3/31/2016

Today Dawn discuses the distinctions between the requirements and remedies under statutory versus common law regarding the Seller's Disclosure Notice. To view Dawn's Tip click here

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What happens when the Amendment for Repairs has not been fully negotiated by the time the option period expires?

3/17/2016

What happens to the repair negotiations between Buyer and Seller after expiration of the Option Period?  Dawn answers this question in today's Tip of the Week.  To view Dawn's Tip...

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Why enrollment in the Residential Service Contract (or home warranty) is best handled by the Buyer.

3/10/2016

In this Tip, Dawn explains why it is in the best interest of the client, to enroll in their own Residential Service...

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Allegiance Title Houston Makes Its Move!

3/7/2016

Allegiance Title has broadened its footprint and opened its first Houston office.  "The Redstone Building, next door to the Houstonian Hotel, is a perfect location for our clients, and we...

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Multiple Offer Market Brings Out Appraisal Issues. How Do You Handle?

3/3/2016

Today Dawn addresses how the popular special provision regarding appraisals can best be handled under paragraph 3 of the contract.  To watch Dawn's video, click Read More

Tip To Equip: Adding the Required Forms to Your Business Facebook Page

3/1/2016

The new IABS and updated Consumer Protection Notice are statutorily required forms to help ensure that consumers of real estate services better understand how a broker or agent...

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Do Both Spouses Need to Sign the Contract When Selling Their Home?

2/25/2016

When a home is purchased by an unmarried Buyer, and that Buyer later marries and the couple calls that property their homestead, what happens when they decide to...

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose, Here Is the Answer!

2/18/2016

When is disclosure required under Paragraph 4 of the contract?  Particularly, if the Buyer or Seller happens to be a license holder, but is represented by another license...

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Whose Name Goes on the Contract? Dawn's Tip of the Week

2/11/2016

This week Dawn answers the question, can the agent direct the title company to copy all correspondence going to that agent to another agent on the "team"?  To...

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Allegiance Title Opens Doors in Houston

2/9/2016

Allegiance Title has expanded to the Bayou City!  "We're starting with six people who just have stellar reputations in Houston and we couldn't be more excited," said John Hall,...

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Is Seller obligated to leave speakers, when surround sound is advertised in MLS, but contract does not specifically mention the speakers?

2/4/2016

This week Dawn answers the question, if in MLS a property is advertised as having surround speakers, but the contract does not specifically include the speakers in the property...

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Introducing Tip To Equip!

2/2/2016

We are so pleased to share with you a new tip series from Allegiance Title entitled Tip to Equip.  Every month, Margaret Hollingsworth, our Director of Education, will...

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Why didn’t the Commission approve the proposed language to extend the Closing Date in the new contract?

1/28/2016

This week Dawn explains why the commission did not adopt proposed language in paragraph 9A that allowed the buyer to extend the closing in the new contract. So that we...

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The Bigger the Better in DFW

1/26/2016

Luxury home sales are outpacing the rest of the housing market in DFW.  The median home price for a luxury home in Dallas-Fort Worth is $1.4 million.  From...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week: Paragraph 7A and Hydrostatic Testing

1/21/2016

This week Dawn shares tips for handling the new requirement under 7A of the contract for hydrostatic testing.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please...

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Work Less, Work Smarter, Make More!

1/19/2016

Did you hear?  Allegiance Title is bringing Verl Workman to North Texas February 4th for two seminars!  Who is Verl Workman?  Perhaps the smartest, most energetic, straightforward "sales animal" you...

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Tip of the Week: When Do You Need TAR Form 2516 and What Box Do You Check Under Paragraph 3B?

1/14/2016

This week Dawn answers questions about using TAR Form 2516 and when it comes into play now that the new contract is...

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Fastest-Growing City Grows Some More

1/12/2016

Frisco is getting ready to break ground on a $170 million project that will feature 350 single-family homes and townhomes.  Green Brick Partners, Inc., a Plano-based residential developer, has acquired...

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What You Won't Need With the New Contract

1/7/2016

As of January 1, 2016, we have a new contract. This week Dawn explains why you no longer need the TAR 2516 form with the new contract .  So that we may provide content...

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Calling All Real Estate Agents! Here is an Opportunity You Won't Want to Miss!

1/5/2016

North Texas, prepare to be entertained, empowered and enlightened! Verl Workman, Founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems, is coming for two sessions in February. Verl has helped real estate...

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Save the Date! Look Who's Coming to Town!

12/22/2015

Please make plans to join us for this upcoming event with Allegiance Title Company! Veteran speaker, trainer, consultant and coach, Verl Workman, has helped thousands of sales professionals...

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Dawn Moore's Christmas Message

12/17/2015

This week Dawn acknowledges those who have made such a difference in many of our lives and communities.  We hope this message blesses you this holiday season.  We always look...

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Record Year and Rising Interest Rates

12/15/2015

Analysts expect home sales in North Texas to reach $24 billion by the end of the year. That would more than double the market's sales volume in four years....

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Something to Pay Attention to in the New Contract

12/10/2015

Starting January 1, 2016, we will have a new contract. This week Dawn shares some valuable information about a change in the option period on the new contract.  So that...

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Why Buy a House During the Holidays?

12/8/2015

It is not uncommon to hear that real estate slows down during the holidays.  However, less competition from other buyers might mean you'll be able to negotiate a more...

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Why are we still seeing both Buyer and Seller sides on the same CD?

12/3/2015

This week Dawn provides answers to questions she received from local real estate agents recently when serving on a TRID panel about the new processes.  Today's Tip addresses why we are still...

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Traci Miller on Mineral Rights and Texas Title

12/1/2015

 

Today Traci Miller, EVP of our Commercial Operations, discusses minerals and title insurance.  What should you expect from title insurance as it pertains to mineral rights? ...

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How One Man Built His Real Estate Business on Cinnamon Rolls!

11/24/2015

Just about this time every year the Gallup home near Orlando, Florida, begins to smell strongly of cinnamon.  That is because since 1992, Diana Gallup has made homemade cinnamon...

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3-Day Waiting Period

11/19/2015

This week Dawn answers questions she received from local real estate agents recently when serving on a TRID panel about the new processes.  Today's Tip addresses three changes that will require a new...

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Out Where the West Begins

11/17/2015

Fort Worth developers Tim Fleet and Kim Gill of FG Aledo Development LLC., are preparing to add more homes on the west side with construction slated to begin April 2016. ...

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Closing Disclosure Forms

11/12/2015

Today Dawn answers questions she received from local real estate agents recently when serving on a TRID panel about the new processes.  Today's Tip deals specifically with Closing Disclosure...

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We're Movin' on UP!

11/10/2015

Dallas is on the verge of getting more than two dozen residential towers over the next couple of years. The Gables McKinney apartments (shown in the picture) are almost complete and sit...

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Property Subject to a Homeowners Association

11/6/2015

This week Dawn provides tips for when buying property subject to a homeowners association.    So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send...

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Texas May Break Record in 2015

11/3/2015

It is quite possible we could set a record for Texas home sales this year.  Home sales rose by almost 8 percent in the third quarter.  In the Dallas-Fort...

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Another Scary Story From the Closing Table!

10/29/2015

If you dare, Dawn has a scary story from the closing table!  Happy Halloween from your friends at Allegiance Title Company!!  So that we may provide content that...

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Survivor Gal, Missy, From the CBS Hit Show "Survivor" on Surviving Tough Times

10/27/2015

Dallasite, Missy Griffiths Payne, made her national television debut last fall on the CBS Hit Show, "Survivor - Blood v. Water."  During the filming in San Juan del...

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Buyer's Right to Terminate Under TREC Form 36-8, Part II

10/22/2015

This week Dawn responds to viewer's questions about TREC Form 36-8, Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association. So that we may provide content that is valuable...

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"Finding Strength in Cancer" with Stephanie Vosper of Frost Bank

10/20/2015

Can you imagine fighting cancer as a single working mom?  That is exactly what Stephanie Vosper of Frost Bank thought when she was diagnosed.  This week we are...

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Buyer's Right To Terminate Under TREC Form 36-8

10/16/2015

This week Dawn discusses TREC Form 36-8, Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association, and the options a Seller has to provide the Buyer with...

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You Have Cancer, Now Get Up and Go!

10/13/2015

Today we are featuring our second survivor in the "Survivor Gals Speak Out" series, part of our Closing for the Cure campaign benefitting the American Cancer Society.   Here is Dave Perry-Miller agent, Michelle Hopson, talking about...

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Authorization to Furnish TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures

10/8/2015

This week Dawn addresses some recent confusion over TAR Form 2516.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments or...

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Survivor Gals Speak Out! Here is Janet St. James on "Keeping It Normal"

10/6/2015

Today we kick off our "Survivor Gals Speak Out" series as part of our Closing for the Cure campaign benefitting the American Cancer Society.  Over the next...

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A Few Reminders About the New Rules

10/1/2015

The new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule begins in a few days, on October 3rd!  This week, we encourage you to review Dawn's last three videos in her three-part...

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Survivor Gals Speak Out!

9/29/2015

Typically, we use this opportunity on Tuesdays to blog about industry related news.  However, today we wanted to reach out to you on another topic.  In just two days we...

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Countdown to CFPB Changes, Part III

9/24/2015

Today Dawn continues her series of videos with Tips to ensure smoother transitions as we approach the CFPB October 3rd start date for new disclosure forms and changes to the...

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Who is Buying All the Condos?

9/22/2015

Thanks to young professionals and empty nesters, condo sales are through the roof!  Last month real estate agents sold more than 660 condos, the largest one-month total to date.  With apartment rents...

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Countdown to CFPB Changes, Part II

9/17/2015

Today Dawn continues her series of videos with Tips to ensure smoother transitions as we approach the CFPB October 3rd start date for new disclosure forms and changes to the...

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If You Build it They Will Come #fortworth

9/15/2015

Fort Worth is beginning to turn heads on a national basis thanks to Facebook. The Facebook Fort Worth data center, a $750 million project, will sit on the...

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Countdown to CFPB Changes

9/10/2015

Today Dawn kicks off a series of videos with Tips to ensure smoother transitions as we approach the CFPB October 3rd start date for new disclosure forms and...

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The Millennial Effect on Commercial Real Estate

9/9/2015

Today Traci Miller, EVP of our Commercial Operations, shares insights on Millennials and Baby Boomers, and how the two generations will affect real estate in the years ahead. ...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week, or rather, in place of....

9/3/2015

This year Dawn Moore is taking Labor Day weekend very seriously.  Please enjoy this video in place of her Tip of the Week.  We appreciate you watching and for your...

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Safety Is More Important Than Convenience

9/1/2015

Every day real estate agents interact with strangers in isolated situations, putting themselves at risk.  It is the nature of the job.  Due to unspeakable acts of crime,...

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Tax Prorations and Over-65 Exemptions, August 28, 2015

8/28/2015

This week Dawn addresses issues with the Over-65 Exemption. We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you,...

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And the Numbers Just Keep Rising....

8/25/2015

Expect more homes to pop up in Frisco as the city prepares to accommodate their growing population.  Later this year, construction is expected to begin on Edgestone at...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week, "New Laws Coming September 1st"

8/21/2015

Today Dawn addresses two new laws you need to be familiar with that become effective September 1, 2015.  We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So that...

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Richardson or Bust!

8/18/2015

Frontier Communications has joined the growing list of companies moving to Richardson's Telecom Corridor.  The New England-based company signed a short-term office lease in the Lakeside campus.  Frontier Communications...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week, "Buyer's Right to Terminate"

8/14/2015

This week Dawn discusses Paragraph 4A(1) of the contract and Buyer's right to terminate and receive a refund of earnest money due to lender's appraisal.  We appreciate you watching and for...

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Tap Into the Largest Homebuying Generation in America

8/11/2015

Are you targeting millennials?  If not, perhaps you should!  Millennials make up 32 percent of all homebuyers, the largest percent of any generation according to the 2015 NAR Home...

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How to "Protect" Your Heirs When in a Second Marriage, August 7, 2015

8/7/2015

This week Dawn answers a viewer's question about how to protect heirs in a situation where you have a second marriage, new home, and adult children from previous...

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North Texas Home Prices at Record Levels

8/4/2015

They say what goes up must come down, but when it comes to housing prices this may take a while.  Dallas has just experienced one of the highest home...

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The Real Contingency Under Sale of Other Property Addendum, July 31, 2015

7/31/2015

This week Dawn responds to a viewer's concern about the Contingency relating to Sale of Other Property and explains that the real contingency is not just sale, but...

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Big Changes Coming to Frisco and Plano

7/28/2015

Frisco and Plano have big plans on tap for shopping and the arts.  The Frisco City Council approved plans for Frisco Station, a $1 billion development that is...

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Subdivision Information and Resale Certificates

7/24/2015

This week Dawn addresses the importance of obtaining Subdivision Information prior to the listing, and why both Buyer and Seller benefit from having this information before the execution...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

7/21/2015

This week Traci Miller addresses wire fraud in real estate transactions and the warning signs you should look for to protect both you and your client.  We appreciate...

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Rescission of Offers, Part 2

7/17/2015

This week Dawn responds to a follow-up question from a viewer about an earlier Tip entitled "Rescission of Offers."  We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So...

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Thousands of New Homes Planned for Denton County

7/14/2015

One of the hottest markets in the state is getting thousands of additional homes.  ArrowBrooke, near...

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Increasing Incidence of Fraud

7/10/2015

This week Dawn addresses the importance of being diligent in verifying source of emails.  We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So that we may provide content that is...

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Down Came the Rain and Washed the Builder Out!

7/7/2015

North Texas homebuilders are scrambling to catch up after record rainfall this spring.  In May we saw over 16 inches of rain, washing out the previous...

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

6/30/2015

Oftentimes a Buyer moves into his new property only to find the mirror has been removed from the bathroom wall.  Does the Seller have the right to...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/26/2015

This week Dawn addresses when you can withdraw an offer.  We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to...

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Empty Nesters Flock to Deluxe Condos in the Burbs

6/23/2015

Back in the olden days, say about 20 years ago, living the high-rise lifestyle meant moving to Central Dallas.   High-rise homes on Turtle Creek or Northwest Highway were just...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/19/2015

This week Dawn addresses Active Kick-Outs and offers advice to both Buyer and Seller on contingent contracts.  We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So that we may provide...

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Are You Scoping With Your Clients?

6/16/2015

Now there is a new way to connect with your clients on a more personal level.  And of course, it is through your phone.  Periscope, Twitter's live streaming...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/12/2015

This week Dawn answers a viewer's question about when an offer becomes null and void or when it needs to be rescinded.  We appreciate you watching and for your support.  So...

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What do Millennials and Baby Boomers have in common?

6/9/2015

How could two age groups so far apart be so close after all?  Baby Boomers and Millennials, come to find, are searching for the same type...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week

6/5/2015

This week Dawn addresses Buyer's options when the lender's appraisal comes in lower than sales price and Seller offers to reduce the price of the property.  We appreciate you watching...

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What's Trending & Grandmother's Photobomb in Real Estate Photos a Hit!

6/2/2015

Here is a quick glance at what's trending in North Texas residential and commercial real estate, followed by an adorable photobomb story!

  • Dallas/Fort Worth is ranked #4 on realtor.com's "Hottest Real...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/29/2015

Due to the new lending laws that will take effect August 1, 2015, we are re-airing "Changes in Our Closing Process."  To view additional videos on this subject,...

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Where is the most affordable city in America? It's right in our own backyard!

5/26/2015

Looking for an affordable place to live?  Look no further than Plano!  Plano has been named the most affordable city in America according to NerdWallet, a personal finance website. ...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week

5/22/2015

This week Dawn explains the importance of understanding the new CFPB Rules that will come into play August 1, 2015. We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we...

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Room Service? Send up a larger room!

5/19/2015

The rooms may not get bigger, but they will get nicer!  The Holiday Inn Dallas Central-Park Cities location is getting a makeover.  Beginning in June, Magnolia Hotels will...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week

5/15/2015

What happens when a Buyer, who is purchasing property based on the sale of his home, needs to extend the closing date?  This week Dawn addresses how to...

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Dallas Schools Did It Again!

5/12/2015

photo courtesy of U.S. News & World Report

Dallas has the number one public high school in the country for the fourth consecutive year.  U.S. News & World Report has released their...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week

5/8/2015

This week Dawn discusses how Buyer may be required to accept less favorable loan terms if the time period under the Third Party Financing Addendum has expired before the lenders appraisal...

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Dallas/Fort Worth is Hot Hot Hot! (And it's not even summer, yet!)

5/5/2015

The Dallas/Fort Worth real estate market is the hottest real estate market in the country according to Realtor.com.  The ranking is based on demand for housing and how long it takes to...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/1/2015

This week Dawn addresses the contingency being waived under the Addendum for Sale of other Property.   We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we may...

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New Site Helps Agents Unearth the Unlisted!

4/28/2015

Homes are in short supply in North Texas and no one feels the pinch more than agents.  In the past agents would learn about homes through MLS, but now...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

4/24/2015

This week Dawn explains how the intent of the most popular appraisal contingencies in special provisions can be handled within the promulgated terms of the contract. We appreciate you watching and...

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Should You Stay or Should You Go?

4/21/2015

No need to wait if you are on the fence about selling your home.  In fact, there are several reasons you might consider making your move...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

4/17/2015

This week Dawn addresses the fact that a significant number of Buyers opt out during the option period and suggests the Seller require a higher option fee. We appreciate you watching...

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Happy Trails to You!

4/14/2015

It has been said, one touch of nature makes the whole world kin.  Recently, USA Today came out with "10Best: Parks that have helped revive their cities."...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

4/10/2015

We have had many requests for this video lately.  With the new CFPB changes coming August 1, 2015, we felt it would be a good idea to replay "Changes in...

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Do you spend hours tracking mileage and receipts for business expenses? There is a better way!

4/7/2015

Tax day is one week from tomorrow.  How organized are you when it comes to keeping track of business expenses? Believe it or not, even in this modern age of...

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What Your Customers Really Want From You!

3/31/2015

According to NAR, 73% of homeowners say they’re more likely to list with a realtor who offers to create a video for them, but only 4% of agents...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/27/2015

What happens when a Buyer, who is dependent upon sale of other property to receive financing approval, waives this contingency?  Is the Buyer in default if he does not receive...

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Putting the Park Back in the Park?

3/24/2015

Turn on the radio, get online, watch the news, the buzz is all around today about the future of Fair Park.  Will it be turned into a year-round park,...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/20/2015

Today Dawn shares a story of an experience she had this week concerning a failed contract and financing approval.  Watch as she addresses why it is so important to view the...

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Frustrated Agent is No Stick in the Mud!

3/17/2015

Agents, we think this may be a sign of the times!  Here is an interesting article out of Austin on how one agent turned her frustration...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/13/2015

Today Dawn answers some recent questions from viewers concerning appraisal issues and the use of special provisions. We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we may provide content...

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Tricks to Making Sure Your Emails are Being Read!

3/10/2015

Email is a great form of marketing in the real estate industry.  It’s quick,...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/6/2015

Today Dawn discusses how the CFPB rule purposes and disclosure requirements may create conflict with the Buyer/Seller contractual obligations. We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we may provide...

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Just How High Can They Go?

3/3/2015

Dallas had the second highest home price gain in the country, according to CoreLogic Inc., rising 9.1 percent from January 2014. Nationwide prices were up 5.7 percent in the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/27/2015

This week Dawn discusses how the new lending laws will affect the way we do business come August 1, 2015.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that...

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1 minute of video = 1.8 million words! What are you waiting on?

2/24/2015

    

If you knew video would help you sell more homes, would you incorporate it into your marketing strategy?  The answer seems obvious;...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/20/2015

Today Dawn addresses issues that arise with special provisions under the contract.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we may provide content that is valuable to...

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Move Fast if You Want to Spend Less!

2/17/2015

There are three reasons you should get off the fence fast if you are considering purchasing a home:

  • Home sales will increase.
  • Prices will increase.
  • Mortgage rates...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/13/2015

Today Dawn completes her series "Ten Steps to Reduce Risk of Litigation" with the last three tips.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we may provide...

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If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now!

2/10/2015

Recently, RISMedia conducted a survey of top real estate agents and asked:  "What do you know now that would have made getting to the top easier for you if you...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/6/2015

Today Dawn continues her series on how to minimize your risk of litigation.  Today's Tip addresses documenting your files and representation.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that...

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Diana Lansing Makes a Move to Allegiance Title Commercial Operations

2/3/2015

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/30/2015

Today Dawn continues her series on how to minimize your risk of litigation.  Today's Tip addresses document agreements and performance.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we...

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Allegiance Title Commercial Operations Presents a Video That Will Blow You Away!

1/27/2015

Check out this fun video from the Allegiance Title Commercial Operations department.  To view the video, click here.  For more on our commercial operations led by EVP Traci Miller, visit the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/23/2015

Today Dawn continues her series on how to minimize your risk of litigation.  Today's third tip addresses creating a fail-safe "tickler" system.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

1/21/2015

Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today Traci Miller, Executive Vice President Commercial Operations, addressees zoning...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week, "Risk Management: Steps to Reduce Litigation, Part 2 - Expectations"

1/16/2015

Today Dawn continues her series on how to minimize your risk of litigation.  Today's second tip addresses expectations.  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that we may provide content...

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Another High Rise for Downtown Dallas

1/13/2015

 

photo courtesy of HKS Inc.

A high rise project that promises to be the largest in the downtown and Uptown areas is scheduled to commence this year.  Park District Tower will include...

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Dawn Moore's Tip of the Week, "Risk Management: Steps to Reduce the Risk of Litigation, Part 1 - Representation"

1/9/2015

Happy New Year!  Today Dawn kicks off a series on how to minimize your risk of litigation.  Today's first tip addresses representation.  We appreciate you watching and for your support....

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Why you should think positively about this year's housing market!

1/6/2015

There are several reasons to go into this new year feeling optimistic about the housing market.  Yesterday, NPR released an...

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Housing Market Predictions for 2015

12/30/2014

Will home prices increase next year? What about mortgage rates?  Why is the Millennial generation expected to make an impact the housing market?  Get answers to these questions and read more housing market predictions for 2015...

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The most expensive home to go on the market in 2014

12/23/2014

 

This home in Beverly Hills, California, is currently listed as the most expensive home in America for 2014 at $195 million.  It might just fall under the category of most expensive rent...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week for December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore’s most popular Tips of the Week from 2014.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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Dallas Makes the Top 10 List for 2015

12/16/2014

Both Trulia and Realtor.com have placed Dallas on their list of the top 10 residential markets for next year.  Read More

Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

12/12/2014

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore’s most popular Tips of the Week from 2014.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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Allegiance Title Commercial Services Wishes You Happy Holidays!

12/9/2014

 

Allegiance Title Commercial Services wishes you a holiday filled with peace, joy and happiness.  We thank you...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

12/5/2014

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore’s most popular Tips of the Week from 2014.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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Allegiance Title Closes On Another Panda Power Plant Deal

12/2/2014

   

           Allegiance Title Company has closed its fourth closing with...

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Realtors, here are some precautions you should take on the job!

11/25/2014

Realtors, how safe are you in the field?  Watch this video with TroubleSpotters and learn some realtor safety tips that might come in handy during your next showing or open house. ...

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Dawn Moore Presents a Thanksgiving Message for You

11/21/2014

During this busy time of the year, it is important to reflect on what is important. Please enjoy this Thanksgiving message from Dawn Moore in place of her normal Friday...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

11/18/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today Traci Miller, Executive Vice President Commercial Operations, explains...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

11/14/2014

This week Dawn addresses why it is so important for the Buyer to review the title commitment, particularly the Exceptions shown on Schedule B.  These Exceptions limit Buyer's intended use...

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Who is Buying and Who is Selling?

11/11/2014

The National Association of Realtors has released its 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers are here are highlights from that report.

  • 92% of buyers use the internet in some way...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

11/7/2014

This week Dawn covers acronyms and terms that stem from new comprehensive federal oversight.  You will be hearing much more about these terms in the coming months.  So that we...

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Personality Can Predict Real Estate Decisions

11/4/2014

 

Did you know personality traits can help predict our real-estate decisions?  According to a study soon to be...

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Dawn Moore Presents a Halloween Tip of the Week!

10/31/2014

This week Dawn Moore presents a very special Halloween Tip of the Week.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments or...

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Will there one day be a breast cancer vaccine? Who is at risk for breast cancer? Your answers to these questions and more today with Dr. John Pippen of Texas Oncology in our Closing for the Cure video series.

10/28/2014

When will we see a vaccine against breast cancer, what should you do if you have dense breast tissue and what is the number one risk factor for breast cancer? ...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

10/24/2014

This week Dawn discusses the requirements to disclose defects of real property and the two laws that govern Seller's disclosure. So that we may provide content that is valuable to...

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Today's Closing for the Cure video features Christine Weiss from Plano, survivor and founder of Faith Wears Pink.

10/21/2014

Each Tuesday during October we release a video on the subject of breast cancer as part of our Closing for the Cure campaign.  Today's video features Christine Weiss from Plano, who...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

10/17/2014

This week Dawn Moore is representing Texas at the American Land Title Association conference as our current Texas Land Title Association President.  Therefore, we are running one of her more popular Tips...

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Ebby Halliday Realtor, Diane K. Berg, shares her story about battling breast cancer.

10/14/2014

Somewhere in the world, every 19 seconds, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. At Allegiance Title Company, we are in the midst of our 5th Annual Closing for the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

10/10/2014

This week Dawn discusses the two agency related disclosure requirements agents must make to be in compliance with agency law.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to...

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Allegiance Title Company supports the American Cancer Society in its efforts to fight breast cancer.

10/7/2014

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.  Many will turn to the American Cancer Society here in North Texas for help with wigs, rides to chemo and support.  Please...

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Allegiance Title Presents our 5th Annual Closing for the Cure!

10/3/2014

October is the month to think pink!  At Allegiance Title Company, we are kicking off our 5th Annual Closing for the Cure benefitting the American Cancer Society.  One in eight...

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Knowing the answer to this question could save your life!

9/30/2014

Do you fall in the 95% category?  95% of women do not know they have dense breast tissue.  What is it?  Do you have it?  What is the breast density-breast...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/26/2014

Managing the deadlines in your contracts is extremely important.  This week Dawn addresses two deadlines in particular that require your attention to detail.  So that we may provide content that...

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Allegiance Title Presents an Industry Thought Leader

9/23/2014

At Allegiance Title Company we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results.  Recently we sat down with Ed Curtis, CEO of YTexas, to discuss why North Texas continues to...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/19/2014

Today Dawn addresses the forms Sellers use to reject offers and "invite" new offers. So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments or...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

9/16/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today Traci Miller, Executive Vice President Commercial Division, addresses the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/12/2014

What happens when the Seller decides he doesn't want to sell?  This week Dawn addresses this issue and discusses ramifications and the Buyer's options.  So that we may provide content that is...

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Why Women All Over North Texas Will Be Wearing Teal Sparkling Rings on Friday!

9/9/2014

One in seventy-three women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Do you know what to look for?  The signs and symptoms can be very subtle, if you have symptoms at...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/5/2014

What happens when a Buyer is unrepresented, but wants to make an offer on your listing?  This week Dawn addresses the options you have when an unrepresented Buyer wants to...

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Uptown Dallas Meets Frisco?

9/2/2014

 

For all those who fled urban life to settle down in suburbia, they may be getting the best of both worlds. ...

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Happy Labor Day from your friends at Allegiance Title Company!

8/29/2014

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Allegiance Title Presents an Industry Thought Leader

8/26/2014

At Allegiance Title Company we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Jim Beaman, Senior Vice President of Southwest Bank Mortgage, to discuss the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/22/2014

In some cases, Buyers will attempt to terminate a contract based on credit denial for a loan.  But what happens when that denial is...

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Homebuilders in Texas Feeling Confident

8/19/2014

 

While new home construction is recovering slowly on a national level, residential buildings are going up at...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/15/2014

This week Dawn addresses why it is important that a Buyer read the Deed Restrictions that affect the property to be purchased.  So that we may provide content that is...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

8/12/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today Traci Miller, Executive Vice President of our Allegiance...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/8/2014

This week Dawn addresses the use of special provisions and drafting consequences for non-performance to meet the parties intent.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you,...

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Local Realtors Stuff the Bus for Kids!

8/5/2014

This week the real estate community came together to collect school supplies and backpacks for students in the Lewisville Independent School District.  Over 230 backpacks were collected and the stuffed bus...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/1/2014

This week Dawn addresses the impact of judgment liens against homestead property.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments or suggestions...

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Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion

7/29/2014

 

What does Zillow’s purchase of Trulia mean for the real estate industry?   According to Trulia CEO, Peter Flint, an opportunity for...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

7/25/2014

This week Dawn highlights the necessity of the written agreement to act as Intermediary.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments...

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Allegiance Title Presents an Industry Thought Leader

7/22/2014

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Frank Obringer, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage to discuss trends...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

7/18/2014

What happens when a spouse dies?  Does the other spouse automatically get title?  This week Dawn addresses how title passes according to Texas law.  So that we may provide content that...

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Staging Your Home to Sell!

7/15/2014

 

Home staging is designed to achieve one goal:  make prospective buyers want to live in your house.  While many of us would like to think buyers can look past ugly...

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Dawn Moore Presents her Tip of the Week

7/11/2014

This week Dawn continues her Q&A series.  Today she addresses a spouse's interest in the separate property of their spouse and specifically how this relates to title.  So that we...

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Record Setting June for Real Estate Agents!

7/9/2014

 

North Texas set a record in June for the largest single monthly sales total ever for preowned homes.  Real estate agents sold 9,481 houses.  Prices are up, inventory is down, but...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

7/8/2014

A closing is no place for surprises, so advanced preparation is essential!  Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate...

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Allegiance Title wishes you a Happy 4th! Our offices will be closed Friday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

7/3/2014

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Allegiance Title Makes D Magazine "Best" List!

7/1/2014

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/27/2014

This week Dawn addresses questions she has received from viewers based on past videos.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to...

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Allegiance Title Presents an Industry Thought Leader

6/24/2014

At Allegiance Title Company we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Steve Klein, Talk Show Host for PlayMakers on KAAM 770 and...

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Dawn Moore’s Bloopers and Outtakes Summer Edition

6/20/2014

This week, in place of your Tip of the Week, we are bringing you the summer edition of Dawn Moore’s Bloopers and Outtakes.  Dawn has...

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Allegiance Title Company is pleased to announce Dawn Moore will be installed as TLTA President for 2014-2015 at a ceremony this evening in San Antonio. Please click "read more" below to access the press release to learn more.

6/17/2014

 

 

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/13/2014

Recently, Dawn presented a series on the new One to Four Family Residential Contract.  Her Tip of the Week video on the new contract...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

6/10/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today Traci Miller, Executive Vice President of our Allegiance...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/6/2014

This week Dawn addresses an issue many agents and buyers are currently facing with multiple competing home offers.  What is considered a best practice...

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Tips to Help You Get More Listings in a Low Inventory Market

6/3/2014

  

In a market where inventory has remained at its historical low since the end of last year, here are some tips for Realtors on how...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/30/2014

This week Dawn wraps up her series on the changes you can expect to see on a variety of contracts recently approved by the commission this spring.  You will need...

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Allegiance Title Presents an Industry Thought Leader

5/27/2014

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results. Recently, we sat down with Justin Belch, District Director for ZipRealty, who discussed what Sellers and...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/23/2014

This week Dawn continues her series on the new One to Four Family Residential Contract.  Today she discusses a variety of changes that were made to the contract from title commitments to...

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Allegiance Title Names Tim Crisp Senior Vice President Commercial Development

5/19/2014

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/16/2014

This week Dawn continues her series on the new One to Four Family Residential Contract.  Today she discusses Paragraph 6A(8) of the contract and surveys.  So that we may provide content that...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

5/13/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be Your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today Traci Miller, Executive Vice President of our Allegiance...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/9/2014

This week Dawn begins her series on the new One to Four Family Residential Contract.  Today she discusses the changes made on page one, as well as when you will...

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Will There Be Enough Homes for Toyota Workers?

5/6/2014

Employees headed to Collin County from Toyota Motor Corp. will run into an extremely tight housing market.  Toyota workers will begin relocating this summer to temporary office space in Plano...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/2/2014

This week Dawn addresses the basics of a Back-Up Contract.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments or suggestions to tipoftheweek@allegiancetitle.com.  To...

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Sellers Need to Know What Buyers Are Looking for This Spring!

4/29/2014

Believe it or not, just because real estate industry watchers are predicting a seller’s market, doesn’t mean buyers are willing to settle for less than perfect!  RISMedia.com recently listed what...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

4/25/2014

This week Dawn addresses what is expected of the party at closing who is not requesting a 1031 tax free exchange.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

4/22/2014

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Todd Meier, Mayor for the Town of Addison, to talk about the city,...

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Allegiance Title Names John Hall Executive Vice President of Business and Strategic Development

4/17/2014

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Dallas Considered Affordable Housing Market

4/15/2014

According to a recent study by ZipRealty, Dallas is considered one of the most affordable housing markets in 2014.  The only other Texas city to make the top ten list...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

4/11/2014

This week Dawn addresses the effect of certain appraisal contingencies on the rights of the parties to the contract.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you,...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

4/8/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today, Traci Miller, Executive Vice President of our Allegiance...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

4/4/2014

This week Dawn addresses the intermediary relationship.  What are the legal ramifications if an intermediary relationship is not established and what steps must be taken to establish an intermediary relationship? ...

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Three North Texas Cities Make Top Ten List

4/1/2014

Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth all made the Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers list released by Realtor.com.  “As we head into home buying season, these markets show favorable conditions...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/28/2014

This week Dawn continues her series on Surveys.  Today she addresses the survey's impact on title and why it is important to get a survey.  So that we may provide content...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

3/25/2014

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be Your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Ken Morris, District Manager of Coldwell Banker, to discuss  what homebuyers and sellers...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/21/2014

This week Dawn begins a two week series on Surveys.  Today she addresses the importance of obtaining a survey and how it impacts title.  So that we may provide content...

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What seperates the generations when it comes to home buying and selling?

3/18/2014

The National Association of Realtors has just released its Home Buyer and Seller Generational Report.  The report evaluates the generational differences of recent home buyers and sellers.  Here are some...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/14/2014

This week Dawn addresses the process for closing a transaction when a Seller has a Federal Income Tax lien.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you,...

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Traci Miller Presents a Commercial Title Tip

3/11/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today, Traci Miller, Executive Vice President of our Allegiance...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

3/7/2014

This week's Tip of the Week video is a special message from Dawn.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please send in your comments or suggestions to

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Dallas Area Home Prices Soar 12.2 Percent in January

3/4/2014

Dallas-area home prices continue to rise according to a report just released from CoreLogic Inc.   Prices jumped 12.2 percent in January from a year ago and CoreLogic is predicting nationwide prices...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/28/2014

This week Dawn addresses the question, “How soon does the earnest money need to be deposited under the contract?”  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you,...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

2/25/2014

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Robert Briggs of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty to talk about today's...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/21/2014

This week Dawn addresses the price per square foot issue Buyers face when the lender's appraisal shows less square footage than the Buyer thought he was buying.  So that we may provide content...

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Allegiance Title Company Comes to Arlington!

2/18/2014

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/14/2014

This week Dawn explains why the terms in the Third Party Financing Addendum for Credit Approval are so often misunderstood, and what Buyer and Seller need to know about this...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

2/7/2014

When does a contract become a contract?  This week Dawn discusses when an offer to purchase real estate becomes a binding contract to sell.  So that we may provide content...

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Will I Sell More Houses in 2014?

2/4/2014

Recently, Mark Dotzour, Chief Economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, presented his 2014 Economic Outlook at CCAR's Blast Off 2014 in Plano.  There he addressed the question, "will I...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/31/2014

This week Dawn addresses why the “as-is” clause added to special provisions is redundant and can be misleading.  So that we may provide content that is valuable to you, please...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

1/28/2014

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Robert Briggs of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty to talk about today's...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/24/2014

Last week, Dawn addressed multiple offer situations from a Seller’s perspective and how Sellers and Agents should handle multiple offers in today’s competitive market.  This week, Dawn addresses this same...

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Traci Miller Presents a Title Tip on Closing Protection Letters

1/20/2014

Allegiance Title wants to be your Resource for Results.  Weekly, we release informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today, Traci Miller, Executive Vice President of our Allegiance...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/17/2014

This week Dawn addresses multiple offer situations from a Seller’s perspective and how Sellers and Agents should handle multiple offers in today’s competitive market.  So that we may provide content...

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2014 Looks Favorable for Dallas' Office Real Estate Market

1/14/2014

As we move into this new year, Dallas-Fort Worth will continue to see momentum in the office real estate market.  According to a recent article in the Dallas Business Journal,...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/10/2014

This week Dawn addresses the following question, “Does a simple notice from Buyer to Seller that Buyer was unable to get Credit Approval automatically release Buyer from the obligations of...

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The Importance of Having a Professional Real Estate Agent

1/7/2014

How important is the real estate agent to a prospective buyer?  And how big of a role does the internet play?  According to an article on rismedia.com, nine out of ten...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

1/3/2014

This week Dawn addresses the following question, “under assignment of contract, who is obligated to the terms of the contract?”  We appreciate you watching and for your support. So that...

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Happy 2014!

12/30/2013

Allegiance Title would like to thank you for your friendship, business and support this past year. Our hope for you is a new year filled with peace, joy,...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

12/27/2013

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore's most popular Tips of the Week from 2013.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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2013 Never-Before-Seen Allegiance Title Bloopers!

12/23/2013

At Allegiance Title Company, we realize no one is perfect, no matter how hard we try!  This year, our production department traveled throughout North Texas to our different branch locations...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

12/20/2013

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore's most popular Tips of the Week from 2013.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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Allegiance Title's Duncanville and DeSoto offices named Strategic Business Partner of the Year!

12/19/2013

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Many North Texans are in need of help this holiday season. What are their needs and how can you and your family help? Listen to what Metrocrest Social Services had to say when they spoke with Allegiance Title recently.

12/17/2013

During the month of November, Allegiance Title conducted a company-wide food drive.  We would like to thank everyone who donated food at our various locations.  Your participation makes such a difference.  Many...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

12/13/2013

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore's most popular Tips of the Week from 2013.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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Traci Miller Presents "Working With an Underwriter in a Commercial Property Transaction"

12/9/2013

Allegiance Title wants to be your Resource for Results.  Over this past year, we have provided you with informational videos on topics relevant to real estate and title insurance.  Today...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

12/6/2013

During the month of December, we are featuring Dawn Moore's most popular Tips of the Week from 2013.  Based on your viewership and feedback, these are the videos you found...

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Why is it so important to give this holiday season? Listen to what Nicole Bursey with Frisco Family Services had to say about families in North Texas when she spoke with Allegiance Title Company.

12/3/2013

During the month of November, Allegiance Title conducted a company-wide food drive.  We would like to thank everyone who donated food at our various locations.  Your participation makes such a difference...

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Why is your participation in our Allegiance Title Food Drive so important? Listen to what Dedra Brynn from CCA Pantry in Lewisville had to say when she talked with Allegiance Title.

11/26/2013

This is the last week for our Allegiance Title Food Drive.  Over 800,000 people are hungry in North Texas today.  Your donation of canned food does make a difference.  Recently, we...

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Traci Miller Named to Dallas Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy

11/25/2013

TRACI MILLER NAMED TO DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S

WHO’S WHO IN ENERGY

 

Dallas (November 25, 2013) – Traci Miller,...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

11/22/2013

This week Dawn Moore addresses surveys and the ramifications faced by both Seller and Buyer if not purchased in the time allotted under Paragraph 6C of the one to four...

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Traci Miller Named To Dallas Business Journal's Who's Who In Energy

11/21/2013

TRACI MILLER NAMED TO

DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S WHO’S WHO IN ENERGY

 

Dallas (November...

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CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule

11/21/2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its final rule on the new combined disclosure/settlement statement that will replace the GFE, TIL and HUD-1.  The rule will go into...

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Why is Allegiance Title doing their November Food Drive? Listen to what Lynne Sipiora of The Samaritan Inn had to say when she spoke with Allegiance about hunger and homelessness.

11/19/2013

November is National Homeless Awareness Month.  In an effort to help those in need, Allegiance Title is conducting a company-wide food drive.  We invite you to stop by any of our...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

11/15/2013

This week Dawn Moore addresses the question “what happens when closing cost and allowable prepaids do not add up to the Seller Concession and there is a left over amount?” ...

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This is why Allegiance Title is doing their November Food Drive. Listen to what Jan Pruitt from the North Texas Food Bank had to say when she spoke with Allegiance about hunger.

11/12/2013

November is National Homeless Awareness Month.  In an effort to help those in need, Allegiance Title is conducting a company-wide food drive.  We invite you to stop by any of our...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

11/8/2013

This week Dawn Moore addresses questions regarding non-refundable earnest money.  To view the video, click here.

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Thank You For Your Participation in Our Closing For The Cure Campaign

11/5/2013

This past month, Allegiance Title presented its 4th Annual Closing for the Cure fundraising campaign to fight breast cancer.  The Allegiance Title family would like to thank you for your...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

11/1/2013

This week Dawn Moore addresses the question, “What happens if repairs are not made to the quality the Buyer expects?”  To view the video, click here.

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Allegiance Title Company Presents a Closing for the Cure Video with Carolyn Garby, Genetics Counselor at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas

10/29/2013

This month, Allegiance Title Company presents its 4th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign.  During October, for each order submitted we will donate a portion of the Escrow Fee to the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

10/25/2013

This week Dawn Moore answers the question, "What should we fill in under paragraph 6D of the contract?"  To view the video, click here.

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Allegiance Title Company Presents a Closing for the Cure Video With Breast Cancer Survivor and Reigning Mrs. Texas Michelle Berndt

10/22/2013

This month, Allegiance Title Company presents its 4th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign.  During October, for each order submitted we will donate a portion of the Escrow Fee to the...

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Dawn Moore Presents her Tip of the Week

10/18/2013

This week, Dawn Moore answers the following question:  "How much earnest money should a Seller ask for?"  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here.

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Allegiance Title Presents a Closing for the Cure Video with Wendy Carter of the American Cancer Society

10/15/2013

This month, Allegiance Title Company presents its 4th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign.  During October, for each order submitted we will donate a portion of the Escrow Fee to the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

10/11/2013

This week Dawn Moore discusses Paragraph E of the HOA Addendum and when the box under Paragraph E needs to be checked.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents a Closing for the Cure Video with Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Michael D. Grant

10/8/2013

This month, Allegiance Title Company presents its 4th Annual Closing for the Cure campaign.  During October, for each order submitted we will donate a portion of the Escrow Fee to the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

10/4/2013

This week Dawn Moore continues her discussion on the HOA Addendum and the benefit to choosing Paragraph A(3) under the addendum.  This week she explains the benefits as it relates...

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Allegiance Title Company Launches Closing for the Cure Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer

10/3/2013

ALLEGIANCE TITLE COMPANY LAUNCHES CLOSING FOR THE CURE CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER

 

Dallas (October 2, 2013) – Allegiance Title Company is proud to announce its 4th Annual...

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Allegiance Title Presents a Closing for the Cure Video with Breast Cancer Survivor and Virginia Cook Realtor Jennifer Ackerman

10/1/2013

Today Allegiance Title Company kicks off its Closing for the Cure campaign.  During the month of October, for each order submitted we will donate a portion of the Escrow Fee...

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Join Allegiance Title in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

9/30/2013

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.  Join Allegiance Title as we kick off our Closing for the Cure campaign tomorrow!...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/27/2013

This week Dawn Moore provides information on the HOA Addendum.  We hope you find this helpful as you negotiate contracts covering properties that are part of a Mandatory HOA. 

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Join Allegiance Title in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

9/24/2013

1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and of those women, 80% have no family history of the illness.  Join Allegiance Title in...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/20/2013

This week Dawn Moore shares one of her Tips for Risk Management.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here.

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

9/17/2013

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Michael Tritthart, KWRI International Master Faculty Instructor, to discuss what real estate...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

9/13/2013

This week Dawn answers the following question: "What right does the Seller have to terminate a contract when the lender's appraisal comes in too low?"  To view Dawn's Tip...

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Join Allegiance Title in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

9/11/2013

 

 

 

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Price Drops on Mary Kay Mansion

9/10/2013

If you're in the market for a 12,000-square-foot home centrally located in Dallas, the former mansion of Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. owner, Mary Kay Ash, may be for you!  Check out...

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Dawn Moore Featured in D Magazine

9/6/2013

 

 

We want to share with you some exciting news. Dawn Moore, our founder and CEO, is featured in the September issue of D CEO...

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Tips for Becoming a Better Real Estate Agent

9/3/2013

Now that the holiday weekend is over, it’s time to get serious and focused!  RISMedia recently posted a great article on getting what they call, “laser focused.”   If you feel...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/30/2013

This week Dawn discusses the contract's definition of Property to be conveyed by Seller to Buyer at closing.  Hear what she has to say about whether mirrors, TV’s or free-standing...

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Home Price Growth Showing Signs of Slowing Down

8/27/2013

Is the rise in mortgage rates beginning to weigh on home sales?  Mortgage rates have climbed more than a full percentage point since May.  The increase slowed sales for new...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/23/2013

This week Dawn focuses on the specific contingency under Addendum for Sale of Other Property.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here.

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

8/20/2013

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be your Resource for Results.  Recently, we sat down with Jim Fite of Century 21 Judge Fite Company to discuss strategies for success.  Today we are...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/16/2013

This week Dawn talks about Escalation Clauses.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here.

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Strategies To Get The Most Money When Listing Your Home

8/13/2013

Should you overprice or underprice your listing when putting it on the market?  There are certainly two schools of thought on this subject.  Read the following article on "anchoring" and...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

8/9/2013

This week we present some never-before-seen footage from some of Dawn's most popular Tips!  Enjoy!  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here!

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High Profile Billion-Dollar Residential Communities Coming to North Texas!

8/6/2013

North Texas is gearing up for several new master-planned communities.  Where is this new construction taking place and what does it mean for the surrounding communities?  Click on the following...

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Dawn Moore Presents her Tip of the Week

8/2/2013

This week Dawn talks about the Seller's Disclosure Notice.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here.

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North Texas Poised for Growth

7/30/2013

Good news for North Texas when it comes to job growth!  Nerdwallet recently published its list of the top cites in Texas for jobseekers and five of the top ten...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

7/26/2013

This week Dawn talks about proof of delivery of the option check.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video, click here.

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What to Expect in the Coming Years

7/23/2013

In the last year, the housing market has seen a significant recovery.  Recently, Tulia reported one year ago the market was only 33% back to normal.  Spring numbers showed the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

7/19/2013

This week Dawn talks about other provisions of the contract impacted by the addresses specified in Paragraph 21, the Notice provision.  To view Dawn's Tip of the Week video,...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

7/16/2013

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be your Resource for Results.  In an effort to keep you informed as to what is happening in the marketplace, we...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

7/12/2013

This week, Dawn talks about the importance of following the contractual notice provisions of paragraph 21 of the contract.  To view her latest video, Dawn Moore’s Tip of the Week,...

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What You Shouldn't Do Before Buying a Home!

7/9/2013

 

Homebuyers beware; making any major purchases prior to closing could affect the mortgage loan.  Why should buyers avoid big-ticket items before they sign on the dotted line?  Click the link and...

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Despite Rising Mortgage Rates, Buying is Still a Good Bet

7/2/2013

Analysts say mortgage rates won't derail the housing recovery.  Many are rushing to buy while credit is still cheap.  In fact, pending home sales were up in May by 6.7% from...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/28/2013

This week, Dawn talks about the benefits to the Seller when accepting a “contingent offer”.  To view her latest video, Dawn Moore’s Tip of the Week, visit our video gallery...

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Allegiance Title Pays a Visit to Moore, Oklahoma

6/25/2013

It has now been just over a month since the deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.  3,000 are displaced and more than 1,700 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. ...

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Getting Creative With Your Space!

6/21/2013

Trying to find that perfect house!  Looking for something unique?  How about a mud hut, a glass house or living in a Boeing 727.  Click on the following link and...

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Allegiance Title Company Presents an Industry Thought Leader

6/18/2013

At Allegiance Title Company, we are always striving to be your Resource for Results.  In an effort to keep you informed as to what is happening in the marketplace, we...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

6/14/2013

This week, Dawn talks more about contingent offers.  To view her latest video, Dawn Moore’s Tip of the Week, visit our video gallery below.

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Mortgage Rates Soar, Home Prices Jump

6/4/2013

Last week, the S&P/Case-Shiller indices showed a 10.0% jump in U.S. home prices from March 2012 to March 2013.  The biggest year-over-year gain in that data since April 2006.  Now...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/31/2013

How and when does an amendment affect the contract?  Find out in Dawn Moore’s Tip of the Week!  To view the video, visit our video gallery below.

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Can I Buy Your House, Please?

5/28/2013

Can writing the seller a letter really seal the deal?  In these days of scarce inventory and multiple-offers, homebuyers who are looking for a way to stand out from the...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/24/2013

In this day of multiple offers, here is more information on the use of cash contracts.  This is a follow-up from a previous video aired April 19th on a similar...

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Mortgage Rates Rise Again

5/23/2013

Mortgage rates are back up again, jumping for the third consecutive week.  The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.74 percent, compared with 3.71 percent last week.  The 15-year fixed-rate...

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Immigration Reform Could Be Good News For the Real Estate Community

5/21/2013

We all know owning a home is the American Dream.  It could be for an estimated 3 million foreign-born householders as well.  If current legislation is passed to legalize an...

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6 Cities in DFW Ranked Among Best in Texas For Families!

5/20/2013

Six of the ten best cities for young families are right here in the DFW area!  According to a recent report by nerdwallet.com, when looking at cities that offer great...

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Dawn Moore Presents Her Tip of the Week

5/17/2013

Appraisal contingencies under Special Provisions - Make sure the consequence of failure to appraise is what your clients want!  To view this week's video Tip of the Week by Dawn Moore,...

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Home Prices Continue to Rise

5/16/2013

Realtor.com released its April data showing the U.S. housing market is on its way to a recovery.  Last month inventory and home list prices increased by 4.12%.  Nationwide homes are...

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Luxury Estates Are Hot Hot Hot!

5/15/2013

Good news for those with million dollar listings!  As the housing market and economy continue to recover, so does the luxury home market!  Sales of homes $1 million and over...

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It's All About Relationships!

5/14/2013

 

 

Real estate is a relationship business!  A good relationship between client and agent can certainly drive repeat business and referrals.  What else can you do to build and nurture relationships...

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Highland Park, a modern day Mayberry

5/13/2013

This year Highland Park celebrates its 100th anniversary.  Known for its upscale living and superior school system, Highland Park’s additional claim to fame is that it’s ”10 degrees cooler” than...

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Dawn Moore presents her Tip of the Week

5/10/2013

In today’s market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain appraisals.  This week’s tip focuses on how to work with both appraiser and seller when obtaining that much needed appraisal.  For...

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Mortage Rates Rise For the First Time in Six Weeks

5/9/2013

Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.42 percent with an average point of 0.7 percent for the week ending May 9.  That’s up from 3.35 percent last week. The increase...

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Wealthy Homebuyers Scrambling to Find Houses

5/8/2013

Buyers looking for homes in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakewood and Southlake find themselves competing for homes before prices go up and interest rates rise!  Click on the following...

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Flower Mound and Frisco Top the List

5/7/2013

 

Folks in Flower Mound and Frisco find themselves on an elite list these days.  They are two of 16 cities in the U.S. where more than 50% of the households...

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Our Lakewood Office is Open For Business! Come See Us!

5/6/2013

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Dawn Moore presents her Tip of the Week

5/3/2013

When it comes to Seller’s Temporary Leases, who is responsible for any repairs that may arise during the leaseback and how does the residential service contract come into play?  Find...

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Dallas home lists for $19.5 million

5/2/2013

If you have a client in the market for a 14,000 square-foot estate complete with a blue-velvet paneled theater room, ticket booth and concession stand, not to mention a 2,200-bottle...

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Home Prices Continue to Rise in Dallas

5/1/2013

Dallas area home prices continue to rise as the economy rebounds.   According to the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Index report released Tuesday, the Dallas-area showed a 7.1% price appreciation...

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Americans feeling a little bit wealthier!

4/30/2013

Consumer confidence climbed more than forecast in April to a five-month high according to a Bloomberg survey.  An increase in property values, gains in the stock market and lower gas...

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Congratulations to Panda Power Funds on their DBJ Award!

4/29/2013

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Dawn Enoch Moore presents her Tip of the Week

4/26/2013

Seller’s Temporary Residential Leases are not typical leases.  This week’s Tip of the Week addresses how these leases vary and what both buyer and seller need to know when attaching...

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5 Presidents Convene at Bush Library!

4/25/2013

 

 

In the words of George W. Bush this morning, “Oh, happy day!”  Earlier an estimated 8,000 gathered at SMU for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  The...

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Have you thanked your Administrative Assistant today?

4/24/2013

 

 

Today is Administrative Professionals Day!  It is not too late to recognize that all-important person in your office with a gift card, flowers or, better yet, the rest of the...

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Home Sales Slip in March But the Problem Isn't Demand

4/23/2013

The National Association of Realtors released their report yesterday showing existing-home sales eased in March.  However, buyer traffic is 25% above a year ago.  Here are four takeaways reported by...

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How To Effectively Use Customer Testimonials

4/22/2013

Testimonials can be an effective form of advertising.  Testimonials build trust, they aren’t “salesy” and they overcome skepticism.  What are some guidelines to consider when asking for and using a...

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Dawn Enoch Moore's Tip of the Week

4/19/2013

All cash offers are more attractive to sellers than third-party financing.  But what happens when a seller accepts an all cash contract and the buyer seeks third-party financing?  We address...

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I wish I'd bought a bigger house!

4/17/2013

Due to today’s acute inventory shortage, buyers are moving fast to secure the home of their dreams.  Existing home inventory was down 19.2 percent in February from a year before,...

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Released by the TLTA earlier today, a TDI Compliance Update!

4/16/2013

Date of Recording Documents Determines Rate That Will Be Effective May 1

As we've previously reported, a new rate chart reflecting the 3.8% rate adjustment will go into...

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Some compelling reasons to hold an open house this weekend!

4/16/2013

This weekend marks the largest international open house campaign among realtors.  Yet with so many prospective buyers searching for homes online, does a good old-fashioned Sunday open house still make...

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Don't forget these homeowner tax deductions!

4/15/2013

 

 

With the deadline fast approaching, here are the tax deductions every homeowner should be aware of when they file for 2012.  Good luck!   Tax...

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Dawn Enoch Moore's Tip of the Week

4/12/2013

When sending the title commitment, it is important to include the Exception Documents as well. Not only is it required under the contract, these documents are very important to the...

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Allegiance Title Company closes another Panda Power Plant deal

4/11/2013

ALLEGIANCE TITLE COMPANY CLOSES ON EXPANSION OF PANDA POWER FUNDS POWER PLANT IN TEMPLE

Transaction is the third closing for Allegiance with Panda Power Funds in the...

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What to do if your home isn't selling!

4/9/2013

 

It's a seller's market, but your home isn't selling?  Here are some ideas on how to market your property!  Sell...

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Positive news to start off your week!

4/8/2013

 

The real estate market is heating up!  Here's an unbelievable article about some of the bidding wars taking place across the country. Housing

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3.8% Rate Increase Adopted by TDI Commissioner

4/5/2013

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has adopted a rate increase of 3.8% to the Basic Premium Rate for Title Insurance that will go into effect May 1, 2013.  This...

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Great news for Texans and our state's economy!

4/3/2013

 

 

Dallas has more jobs now than before the recession!  Find out where Arlington and Fort Worth rank, as well as what industries are seeing the most growth in the following...

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Look What Just Debuted!

4/2/2013

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Talk about curb appeal!

3/28/2013

Take a look at some of the oddest shaped homes you'll ever see!  Bizarre, innovative, one-of-a-kind?  You be the judge!  Click here to take your tour!

 

 

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