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Archived posts from 08/2014


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9 ways to ruin your open house

08/29/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Real estate experts from across the country share the biggest mistakes sellers make.

Categories: Sellers

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Why won’t the seller lower his price since I don’t have a buyer’s agent?

08/26/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller and buyer disagree about how the lack of a buyer's agent should affect the home's selling price.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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A quick and free way to find out if it’s time to buy a home

08/22/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell

One step you should take before purchasing property.

Categories: Buyers

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Texas housing inventory increases for the first time in years

08/19/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest market news addresses statewide housing-inventory shortages.

Categories: Research

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4 costs homebuyers should consider from the start

08/15/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

There's more to buying a home than just the purchase price.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Can I just cross out parts of the contract that I don’t like?

08/12/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Consider the legal issues before taking a pen to a contract.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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How hard could it be?

08/08/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Why you might need an "uncomplicator" for your real estate transaction.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords

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Share why you love your Texas home—there’s $5,000 at stake

08/04/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

You already shoot video of everything. Why not enter a video contest for a chance to win thousands of dollars?

Categories: Homeowners

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Why a higher offer is not always better

08/01/2014 | Author: Ward Lowe

Factors besides the amount of money that should drive your decision to accept an offer.

Categories: Sellers