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6 reasons to contact a REALTOR® in 2016

12/31/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

Work with a professional when buying, selling, or leasing real estate in the new year.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Homeowners, Renters

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What security devices do landlords have to install?

12/29/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Texas property owners are required to install certain security devices on rental property.

Categories: Property Management, Landlords, Renters

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Looking for a REALTOR®?

12/23/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

How to find the professional to help you meet your real estate goals.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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The best time to buy a home is …

12/18/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

How to know when the moment is right for you to purchase property.

Categories: Buyers

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Can the buyer terminate if I’ve already paid for repairs?

12/15/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

Find out if repairs in progress affect an option period.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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3 reasons to contact your REALTOR after the sale

12/11/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

A Texas REALTOR® can help you even if you aren’t buying or selling.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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What your legislators are doing about property-tax and appraisal reform

12/08/2015 | Author: Mark Lehman

Texas lawmakers are already working on next session's issues.

Categories: In Lehman's Terms

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Is now the right time to sell your home?

12/04/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

This may be the time to take advantage of increased demand for Texas homes.

Categories: Sellers, Homeowners

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Can I get my lease application fee back?

12/01/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

Find out if a refused applicant can get reimbursed.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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The American dream is alive and well in Texas

11/25/2015 | Author: Mark Lehman

Let's be thankful that TAR fights for property rights.

Categories: In Lehman's Terms