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Archived posts from P10/2014

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Do I have to disclose a repair I made last year?

11/04/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller who made repairs in the past wants to know if they must be disclosed now.

Categories: Legal

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Hey, Internet, why are you such a tease?

10/31/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Everything you see about real estate on the Internet is accurate, right?

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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Why is my house being sold all over the Internet?

10/21/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

A seller listed his home with one broker, and now the home is appearing on many real estate websites.

Categories: Sellers

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10 maintenance tips for first-time homeowners

10/17/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell

Protect your investment with routine maintenance.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners, Renters

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5 safety concerns to address when selling your home

10/10/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Get answers to these questions when you're ready to list your home.

Categories: Sellers

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Will my soon-to-be-ex-spouse have to sign the contracts, too?

10/07/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

A divorcing couple wants to sell the home they bought together.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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Why the Texas population is booming, and what we need to do about it

10/03/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

People are flocking to our state from all over the nation, and that's a good thing ... but we have some details to take care of to handle all this growth.

Categories: Homeowners

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Make your offer stand out in a hot market

09/26/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

3 tips to differentiate your offer from others

Categories: Buyers

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I’ve accepted an offer. Can I cancel it to accept a better one?

09/23/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

A seller wants to terminate his contract with one buyer to accept a higher offer from another buyer.

Categories: Sellers

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What you need to know about title insurance

09/19/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn the basics about title insurance.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners