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Archived posts from 04/2016


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3 HVAC tips that will help first-time homeowners stay cool this summer

04/29/2016 | Author: James Richmond, guest expert

Get tips to keep your heating, ventiliation, and air conditioning unit in good shape.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners, Renters

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Why a 180-year-old event from Texas history remains relevant today

04/26/2016 | Author: Mark Lehman

This uniquely Texan occasion deserves to be remembered.

Categories: In Lehman's Terms

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How much should you offer for that house?

04/22/2016 | Author: Jaime Lee

Several factors comprise a strong offer.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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When can I put my house back on the market after a contract falls through?

04/19/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

What a seller should do before listing his home again.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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Remodeling projects that don’t pay off

04/15/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

Not all remodeling projects are wise investments.

Categories: Sellers, Homeowners

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Look for this special delivery in your mailbox soon

04/12/2016 | Author: Daniel Gonzalez

It’s appraisal time for Texas property owners.

Categories: In Lehman's Terms

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Don’t ignore these mortgage documents

04/08/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn about the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure

Categories: Buyers

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Can I get out of my listing agreement?

04/05/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

The steps to take if you're not satisfied with agent selling your house.

Categories: Legal, Sellers

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Every real estate agent isn’t a REALTOR®?

04/01/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Find out what makes a REALTOR® different from other real estate license holders.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Homeowners, Renters