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Archived posts from P10/2015

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How can you buy a home you don’t know is for sale?

11/24/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer

If you're not working with a REALTOR®, you're probably missing out.

Categories: Buyers

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Housing markets in these Texas cities see no shortage of activity

11/23/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Read the latest news from real estate markets across the state.

Categories: Research

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Are verbal negotiations binding?

11/17/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

The seller said he would take a specific offer. Does that verbal statement obligate him to do so?

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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Sellers, here’s what buyers really think about your home

11/13/2015 | Author: Summer Mandell

Get a glimpse into the mind of a potential homebuyer.

Categories: Sellers

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A quiet but important victory for Texas taxpayers

11/10/2015 | Author: Mark Lehman

How the City of Austin's failed lawsuit is good for property owners

Categories: In Lehman's Terms

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4 benefits to being an off-season homebuyer

11/06/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

Don’t let cooler temperatures keep you from buying your next home.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Why is my brother asking me to sign this document?

11/03/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

The reasons behind putting a professional relationship in writing—even between family members.

Categories: Ethics, Forms, Buyers

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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