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Archived posts from 04/2015


A smiling man standing next to a for sale sign in the front yard of a brown home

One project homeowners should never DIY

04/24/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

Consult a professional when it’s time to sell your home.

Categories: Sellers, Homeowners

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Demand for Texas homes continues to soar

04/22/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest news about Texas real estate markets.

Categories: Research

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Can a landlord keep the security deposit as payment for finding a replacement tenant?

04/21/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A landlord wants to be compensated for securing a new tenant after an early lease termination.

Categories: Legal, Landlords

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A money-saving tip 70% of homebuyers don’t know about

04/17/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

Nobody likes to pay more than necessary for any item, and that's especially true when it comes to something as expensive as a home,

Categories: Buyers

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Give yourself an option

04/10/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

How to buy some flexibility in your contract.

Categories: Buyers

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A tug of war over the earnest money

04/08/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Can a seller put the property back on the market before an earnest-money dispute is resolved?

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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6 renovations that will give you the best—and lowest—return on investment

04/03/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

New research shows which remodeling projects could bring the best and least returns.

Categories: Research