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Archived posts from 08/2015

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Selling property near water? You might need to put this in the contract

08/28/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

A new law requires that sellers near certain lakes and reservoirs add a disclosure to buyers.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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Can I ask if other applicants want the apartment?

08/25/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

The obligations of property managers regarding lease applicants.

Categories: Renters

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Are these rumors keeping you from being a homeowner?

08/21/2015 | Author: Summer Mandell

Get the facts about owning your own home.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Why grading schools is good for Texas

08/18/2015 | Author: Mark Lehman

House Bill 2804 brings much needed transparency to Texas education.

Categories: Governmental Affairs, In Lehman's Terms

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How to buy more than the house

08/14/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

You can ask for items to remain with a property when you purchase it.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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My listing agreement ended. Why do I have to pay my former broker a commission?

08/11/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller wants to know if the broker is still entitled to a commission.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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The highest offer isn’t always the best

08/07/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

Have you thought about all the other factors that go into an offer for your home?

Categories: Sellers

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What low oil prices really mean for Texas home sales

08/03/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Texas home sales and prices were on the rise in the second quarter of 2015.

Categories: Research