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Archived posts from 10/2015

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The best resource for pricing your home

10/30/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

How can you select the highest realistic price for your home?

Categories: Sellers

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Why REALTORS® care so much about statewide Proposition 1

10/27/2015 | Author: Mark Lehman

How the Texas Association of REALTORS® works on consumers' behalf

Categories: In Lehman's Terms

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Make your house look bigger without removing walls

10/23/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

5 ways to make potential buyers think your house is larger than it is.

Categories: Sellers

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When the landlord must rekey locks

10/20/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Does it matter if the landlord is the only person who's ever lived in the leased property?

Categories: Governmental Affairs, Landlords, Renters

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5 seller safety tips

10/16/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Consider these safety precautions when you list your property.

Categories: Sellers

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The new law that addresses creeping property-tax rates

10/13/2015 | Author: Mark Lehman

Starting Jan. 1, the process for changing property tax rates will be more transparent and follow stricter rules.

Categories: Governmental Affairs, In Lehman's Terms

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5 to-dos for first-time homebuyers

10/09/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

You have a few tasks to accomplish early in your house hunt.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Renters

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I didn’t buy the house. Can I get a refund for the inspection?

10/06/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

A buyer wants to know if inspection fees can be returned.

Categories: Forms, Legal

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Keep up with the changes in the real estate market

10/02/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

How much about buying and selling real estate could be different from a few years ago?

Categories: Sellers