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You sure you want the internet to solve your real estate problems?

10/14/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

You can post your real estate questions to online message boards ... is that a good idea?

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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How smart home features can make you safer

10/07/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Beyond opening doors or changing temperatures, smart home devices can make you feel more secure.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Can you trust online price estimates for your home?

07/29/2016 | Author: Summer Mandell

Get the scoop on websites that claim to give you an estimate of what your property is worth.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Homeowners, Renters

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Learn from others’ homebuying and selling mistakes

07/22/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

Download a free 14-page guide with tips from Texas REALTORS® about buying or selling a home.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers