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Archived posts from 2014


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Can an old eviction make it more difficult for me to enter a new lease?

12/30/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Find out if a landlord can refuse to rent to someone because of a prior eviction.

Categories: Legal

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2 scams to avoid when buying a home

12/19/2014 | Author: Ward Lowe

Some unnecessary services people will try to convince you to pay for after you close on your house.

Categories: Buyers

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What happens if the loan won’t be processed by the closing date?

12/16/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Learn your options if the lender can't meet your closing date.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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4 ways to make your home sell faster

12/12/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Use this advice to speed up your home sale.

Categories: Sellers

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4 reasons to keep up your house hunt this winter

12/05/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Don’t let the temperature keep you from buying your next home.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Do I need my spouse’s signature to sell property I bought before marriage?

12/02/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A wife wants to sell the home she purchased before she married.

Categories: Legal

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Yes, you can invest in commercial real estate

11/26/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Investing in commercial real estate isn't only for the super-rich. Here's how you can get started.

Categories: Buyers

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Are you ready to be a landlord?

11/21/2014 | Author: Ward Lowe

Many people think about owning rental property. Here's what to consider when you're actually going to do it.

Categories: Landlords

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Can I trim my neighbor’s tree?

11/18/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

What a homeowner can do when branches cross the property line

Categories: Homeowners

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This could be a banner year for Texas real estate

11/11/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest market news indicates strong housing activity statewide.

Categories: Research