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How Texas REALTORS® are helping homeowners

04/14/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

TAR advocates at the Texas Capitol for you.

Categories: Governmental Affairs

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You found dozens of homes listed online that you love. Now what?

04/07/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

It can be hard to narrow down your choices when you’re buying a home. Here’s how to do it fast.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners, Renters

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Why thousands of REALTORS® will be at the state Capitol Tuesday

03/31/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Texas REALTORS® will visit state legislators to talk about policies that ensure Texas remains a a great place to buy, sell, lease, and own property.

Categories: Governmental Affairs

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No credit score? There’s a new automated home loan option for you

03/24/2017 | Author: Michael Schrantz

Freddie Mac has automated the assessment process for borrowers without credit scores if they meet certain criteria.

Categories: Buyers

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Don’t be fooled by these 3 selling myths

03/17/2017 | Author: Summer Mandell

Here are three of the top misconceptions about selling a home.

Categories: Sellers

How to judge the energy efficiency of a house

03/10/2017 | Author: Fran J. Donegan, guest expert

Clues to how much you'll spend on a property's utility bills.

Categories: Buyers

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An accepted contract is just the beginning

03/03/2017 | Author: Marty Kramer

Don't pop the cork on the champagne just yet ... some contracts to purchase a home never close.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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Be a better informed consumer

02/24/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Housing and real estate date straight from the source can help you make better decisions.

Categories: Research

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Little things that make a big impression on buyers

02/17/2017 | Author: Ward Lowe

3 easy ways to make your home more appealing.

Categories: Sellers

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3 tips to help your kids cope with a move

02/10/2017 | Author: Summer Mandell

Moving can be difficult for families with children. Try these tips to make it smoother.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners, Renters