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Archived posts from 06/2015


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I’m the back-up buyer. When does my option period start?

06/30/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

How timelines differ when you're not the primary contract.

Categories: Buyers

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3 ways to prepare for homeownership while renting

06/26/2015 | Author: Summer Mandell

What you can do now before buying your first property.

Categories: Buyers

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Why selling a house can be a techie’s dream

06/19/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

Homesellers have a variety to tools to help the process go smoothly.

Categories: Sellers, Homeowners

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Afford a home with this resource you may not know about

06/16/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Homebuyer-assistance programs may be right for you.

Categories: Buyers

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Cast your ballot, save some money

06/12/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

Texans have a unique opportunity in November to vote for tax-saving measures related to buying and owning real estate.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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Why you should ask for the seller’s phone number

06/05/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

Before the person who knows the most about your new home walks away from the closing table, ask him a few questions.

Categories: Buyers

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How land is selling in your market

06/03/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

A new report from the Texas Association of REALTORS® highlights small land sales across the state.

Categories: Buyers

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What happens when the seller won’t make repairs?

06/02/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

An inspector's report lists several items in need of repair, but the seller won't make them. What now?

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers