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Archived posts from 04/2014

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4 questions to ask yourself before buying in an HOA

04/25/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

Is living in a homeowners association the right choice for you?

Categories: Buyers

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Will rejecting a change to the contract kill the deal?

04/22/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller asks if he must accept a buyer's amendment to keep the contract in place.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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You might be surprised who is touting the value of real estate agents

04/18/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Though you might think this person would suggest that real estate agents are no longer necessary in this age of ubiquitous online information, he went on the record to say exactly the opposite.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Renters

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What fair housing means to you

04/15/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

April is Fair Housing Month. Here's what consumers should know about fair-housing laws.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Don’t become a foreclosure statistic

04/11/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Find homebuyer-education programs, financial and credit counseling, homeownership-assistance programs, and foreclosure-prevention counseling in the Texas Financial Toolbox from the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Categories: Legal, Buyers

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Is the landlord discriminating against me?

04/08/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

My lease application was denied. Is that legal?

Categories: Landlords, Renters

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4 ways to stay safe as a new homeowner

04/04/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell

Easy ways to protect yourself and your property.

Categories: Buyers

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Where to spend your remodeling dollars—and projects to avoid

04/01/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

2014 Texas Remodel Valuation Report shows which projects were profitable and which didn't add to a property's worth.

Categories: Research