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Will my soon-to-be-ex-spouse have to sign the contracts, too?

10/07/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

A divorcing couple wants to sell the home they bought together.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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Why won’t the seller lower his price since I don’t have a buyer’s agent?

08/26/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller and buyer disagree about how the lack of a buyer's agent should affect the home's selling price.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Can I just cross out parts of the contract that I don’t like?

08/12/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Consider the legal issues before taking a pen to a contract.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Why didn’t the seller send me a counteroffer?

07/15/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Doesn't a seller have to either counter or reject an offer?

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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How do I count contract days?

07/01/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Counting contract days is easier than you think.

Categories: Legal, Buyers

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Can I cancel the contract if the seller won’t make repairs?

06/17/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A buyer wants out of the deal after the termination-option period has ended.

Categories: Legal, Buyers

A young woman with brown hair wearing a form-fitting gray sweater shrugs.

Doesn’t the buyer have to give a reason for backing out?

05/06/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

What information is the buyer obligated to share with the seller when the buyer decides to cancel the deal?

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

Two hands shaking in the foreground with a woman holding a clipboard with a piece of paper that says CONTRACT in the background

Will rejecting a change to the contract kill the deal?

04/22/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller asks if he must accept a buyer's amendment to keep the contract in place.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Don’t become a foreclosure statistic

04/11/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Find homebuyer-education programs, financial and credit counseling, homeownership-assistance programs, and foreclosure-prevention counseling in the Texas Financial Toolbox from the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Categories: Legal, Buyers

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Do I have to give a seller’s disclosure notice to a tenant?

03/25/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

A landlord asks if he must give a prospective tenant a seller's disclosure notice.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters