Sean Everest

March 22, 2018

Underwriting Q & A | Can an attorney be a devisee in a will that he/she prepared?

Q: Can an attorney be a devisee in a will that he/she prepared? A: No. Section 254.003 of the Texas Estates Code recites that any gift […]
February 14, 2018

Underwriting Q&A | Are Transfer on Death Deeds effective mechanisms for transferring real property?

Question: Are Transfer on Death Deeds effective mechanisms for transferring real property? Answer: Texas – Yes.  Through a recorded Transfer on Death Deed (“TODD”), a real property […]
March 15, 2017

Underwriting Q&A | When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee?

Q: When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee? A: Delivery by the Realtor to the title […]