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3 expenses other than the mortgage you need to be able to afford

02/13/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

Make sure to factor taxes, HOAs, and other recurring costs into your decision.

Categories: Buyers

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5 questions to ask about your first home inspection

01/02/2015 | Author: Jaime Lee

Check out a few helpful tips for first-time homebuyers.

Categories: Buyers

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You might be surprised who is touting the value of real estate agents

04/18/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Though you might think this person would suggest that real estate agents are no longer necessary in this age of ubiquitous online information, he went on the record to say exactly the opposite.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Renters

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What fair housing means to you

04/15/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

April is Fair Housing Month. Here's what consumers should know about fair-housing laws.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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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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4 ways to stay safe as a new homeowner

04/04/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell

Easy ways to protect yourself and your property.

Categories: Buyers

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You don’t have to make this mistake when buying your first home

03/28/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

Your options will grow if you see past the small things.

Categories: Buyers

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Six ways the location of your house will impact your life

03/21/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

You know location is important in real estate, but you may not realize just how much the neighborhood you choose affects your life.

Categories: Buyers

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Texas is a top state for housing, education, and employment

03/13/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest market news highlights the state's successes.

Categories: Research

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Several Texas cities are among the fastest-growing in the US

03/04/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest market news from across the state.

Categories: Research, Buyers, Sellers