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Archived posts from 02/2015

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How to arrive at the best listing price for your property

02/27/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

When you’re ready to sell, seek a reliable source for help determining your asking price.

Categories: Sellers

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Can I send counteroffers to more than one buyer?

02/24/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Find out the implications of countering more than one buyer’s offer.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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You might become a renter again. Yes, you!

02/20/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

Even if you've been a homeowner for many years, renting might make sense for you in some scenarios.

Categories: Homeowners, Renters

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Texas real estate starts 2015 strong

02/17/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest market news highlights statewide and local housing activity.

Categories: Research

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3 expenses other than the mortgage you need to be able to afford

02/13/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

Make sure to factor taxes, HOAs, and other recurring costs into your decision.

Categories: Buyers

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Can I skip the disclosure notice?

02/10/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

What are the rules regarding disclosure for sellers who won't make any repairs?

Categories: Sellers

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How to increase the value of your home without spending a lot of money

02/06/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Research shows that even cheap house tweaks can result in a higher sales price.

Categories: Research, Sellers

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Texas home sales just keep growing

02/04/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Last year was one of the best ever for Texas real estate.

Categories: Research