Tools

Buying, Selling and Closing

  • What is Title Insurance?

    What is Title Insurance?

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief explanation of the what title insurance is along with an explanation of the importance of it in a real estate transaction and in long term property ownership.

  • TNT Rate Schedule

    TNT Rate Schedule

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief listing of TNT title insurance rates. Insurance premium is defined as the amount of money the insurance company is going to charge you for the insurance policy you are purchasing. The insurance premium is the cost of your insurance. New Insurance Premium rates effective September 1st, 2019. Rates shown in this piece apply to all files closing on and after September 1st, 2019. Please reach out to your TNT Escrow team for more details.

  • Title Commitment

    Title Commitment

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief explanation of the what title commitment is along with an explanation of the importance of it in a real estate transaction and in long term property ownership.

  • Sellers Estimated Charges

    Sellers Estimated Charges

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this flyer as a general reference for calculating the charges that a seller will pay in a real estate transaction.

  • Seller's Handbook

    Seller's Handbook

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Selling a home? This booklet provides helpful information surrounding the sale of real estate.

  • Moving Checklist

    Moving Checklist

    Moving to a new property? Use this helpful timeline organized checklist to streamline your move.

  • Guide To The Closing Process

    Guide To The Closing Process

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this helpful flyer to learn or better understand the ins and outs of the closing process.

  • Buyers Estimated Charges

    Buyers Estimated Charges

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this flyer as a general reference for calculating the charges that a buyer will pay in a real estate transaction.

  • Buyer's Handbook

    Buyer's Handbook

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Buying a home? This booklet provides helpful information surrounding the purchase of real estate.

  • Area Boundary Exception

    Area Boundary Exception

    Use this flyer to better understand Area & Boundary Exception and the option and meaning to amend the language.

  • E-Closing Services

    E-Closing Services

    Solutions for those who cannot attend an in-office real estate closing. TNT is working together with e-service providers to extend options for remote closings from the comfort of your home or office. In recognition of the health and safety of our agents, customers and our staff, TNT is currently waiving the third party notary fees for remote closings. Please connect with your Escrow Officer to decide which options work best for you and your upcoming closing needs.

  • Preparing Your Home For Sale

    Preparing Your Home For Sale

    Selling a home can seem like an overwhelming task. Using this itemized checklist will keep you on track and help you tackle one room at a time, simplifying your workload.

  • Why Work With A Realtor

    Why Work With A Realtor

    Thinking about buying or selling a home on your own?  Consider all of the steps involved that you'll have to personally complete.

  • Public Improvement District (PID)

    Public Improvement District (PID)

    A Public Improvement District (PID) is a designated area where property owners pay a special assessment for improvements and services within that area.  Check out this flyer highlighting the need to know about how PIDs relate to the closing process and how to know if a property resides in a PID neighborhood.

  • Who Pays For What? In Texas Real Estate Transactions

    Who Pays For What? In Texas Real Estate Transactions

    When preparing to close on a property there are several costs involved in addition to the sales price.  Whether doing this for the first time or for the tenth, it can sometimes be confusing to unpack who pays for what parts in a real estate deal. Here is a Closing Fee Reference Guide.  Keep in mind; these can vary depending on the specific contract and parties involved.

  • Homeowners' Association Basics

    Homeowners' Association Basics

    HOAs are common in every state, not just in Texas, and provide a means for protecting the character, quality and value of a particular neighborhood, community or shared building. When buying and selling a home, it's important to understand how HOA membership and rules play into the closing process.

  • Tax Proration

    Tax Proration

    In Texas the property taxes are due at the end of the year and the taxing authorities will only accept payment from one entity. Therefore, when you sell or buy a home the property taxes will be prorated at closing so that each party pays their portion of the year’s taxes. Use this flyer to gain a better understanding about how taxes are prorated in the buying and selling process.