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Archived posts from P10/2016

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What’s the point of mortgage points?

09/30/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

The questions to ask when considering prepaid mortgage interest.

Categories: Buyers

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3 ways to prepare for November 8

09/28/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

If you want to vote on Election Day, you have to be registered by October 11.

Categories: Business tips, Governmental Affairs

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Becoming a homeowner? Test your knowledge of common home features

09/23/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

This interactive quiz can help prepare you for homeownership.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners, Renters

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How slowly do you want to sell your home?

09/16/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

If you don't want your home to languish on the market, you should hire a Texas REALTOR® to make sure you don't make this mistake.

Categories: Sellers

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How we support your real estate interests on all sides

09/13/2016 | Author: Mark Lehman

Last week was a great example of Texas REALTORS® working for real estate consumers.

Categories: Governmental Affairs, In Lehman's Terms

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What to know about buying new windows

09/02/2016 | Author: Fran J. Donegan, guest expert

Get advice for choosing new windows.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners

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5 ways to tell if the house you’re touring will need new windows

08/26/2016 | Author: Fran J. Donegan, guest expert

Tips for prospective homebuyers on window wear and tear.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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Do some laws do more harm than good?

08/18/2016 | Author: Mark Lehman

How Texans avoid laws with unintended consequences.

Categories: Governmental Affairs, In Lehman's Terms

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These loan programs can help you buy and renovate that fixer-upper

08/12/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Take advantage of loan programs that allow homebuyers to include renovation expenses in their mortgages.

Categories: Buyers

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How to increase your chances of getting the home you want

08/05/2016 | Author: Jason Dickson, guest expert

Stand out from the homebuying competition with this advice from a mortgage expert.

Categories: Buyers