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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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Is the landlord discriminating against me?

04/08/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

My lease application was denied. Is that legal?

Categories: Landlords, Renters

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Is my security deposit gone if I back out of my lease?

03/20/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Your options for getting part or all of your security deposit back if you cancel a lease.

Categories: Renters

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How do I get my security deposit back?

03/11/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Only one tenant is leaving the condo; what happens to the security deposit?

Categories: Legal, Sellers, Landlords, Renters

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Do not keep opinions to yourself

02/28/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

Communication is key for a successful home search.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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Bet you don’t know this about Texas REALTORS®

02/21/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Most people think they know what a REALTOR® is, but many of them are wrong.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Renters

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High demand for Texas housing leads to low supply in Q4-2013

02/10/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

News headlines show that the Texas housing market ended 2013 on a high note.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Renters

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Texas markets make several top-10 lists

01/29/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest headlines explain how real estate contributes to the state's economy.

Categories: Research, Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Renters

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Why Texas markets are seeing all-time sales highs

01/22/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

News from across the state shows Texas real estate continues to attract builders and buyers.

Categories: Research, Buyers, Sellers, Renters