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Spring Cleaning Ultimate Checklist

Does your house need a deep Spring Cleaning? Does the thought of that overwhelm you? Not to worry! We have you covered with the Ultimate Spring Cleaning checklist! We have broken down every single room to make the whole process as simple as possible. Don’t forget to download our printable checklist!

2021 Option Fee Contract Updates

The Texas Real Estate Commission have updated a variety of forms that will be required moving forward. One of those changes involved the handling and delivery of the option fee in the contract. Patten Title is fully prepared to implement these changes and are here to help you understand what the changes entail. Here are some FAQs to help you navigate these updates.

Tips To Improve Credit

It’s important to note that repairing bad credit is a bit like losing weight: It takes time and there is no quick way to fix a credit score. In fact, out of all of the ways to improve a credit score, quick-fix efforts are the most likely to backfire, so beware of any advice that claims to improve your credit score fast. The best advice for rebuilding credit is to manage it responsibly over time. If you haven’t done that, then you need to repair your credit history before you see credit score improvement.

Tips For Finding A Reliable Contractor

Many people have been left with home damage after Texas’s historic winter storms. With many people starting to look for tradesman, contractors, plumbers, etc. to make home fixes, use these tips before booking a service provider to give you the best chance at getting someone who’s the best for the job.

How to Protest Your Property Tax Appraisal

If you’re reeling from the sticker shock of this year’s property appraisal notice, you may be considering challenging the appraisal. You could hire a firm to handle the challenge for you; typically they only get paid if they succeed in cutting your taxable value. Or you could handle the challenge yourself.

Understanding Title Insurance

For most people, your home is the single largest financial investment you will ever make. Consequently, obtaining a Residential Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance (Residential Owner’s Policy) protects your largest investment. At Patten Law Firm we strive to provide our customers with the necessary information to make informed decisions about their Residential Owner’s Policy.