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Avoid these mistakes between loan approval and closing

07/08/2016 | Author: Ward Lowe

Just because you've been approved for your mortgage loan doesn't mean the deal is done.

Categories: Buyers

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4 reasons to contact a Texas REALTOR

07/01/2016 | Author: Summer Mandell

See how they can help you.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners, Renters

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What to know about student debt and homebuying

06/17/2016 | Author: Michael Schrantz

The effect of student debt on homebuying is getting more attention, and there are ways to clear the debt to income hurdle.

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Does a brand new house need an inspection?

05/31/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

New construction and home inspections

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Does a seller always have to provide the survey?

05/17/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller wants to know who is responsible for providing the survey.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Can I choose who makes the repairs?

05/04/2016 | Author: Legal Staff

Since the buyer will be the one living in the house, does he or she get to make the call on who makes agreed-upon repiars?

Categories: Buyers

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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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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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Don’t ignore these mortgage documents

04/08/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn about the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure

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