Advice for Texas REALTORS®

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Are those home upgrades worth it?

01/19/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

The latest Remodeling Cost vs. Value report ranks the return on investment for popular home updates.

Categories: Research, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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When is a short sale contract effective?

01/18/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

There is a contract between the buyer and the seller even if the sale is subject to the approval of the lender.

Categories: Legal

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Can sellers terminate their temporary lease early?

01/17/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Find out if they have this option.

Categories: Forms, Legal, Sellers

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Take advantage of this additional DocuSign discount

01/16/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Texas REALTORS® have access to a special promotion for the DocuSign e-signature service.

Categories: Benefits

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TAR advocates for property-tax reform

01/13/2017 | Author: Governmental Affairs Staff

The Texas Association of REALTORS® will continue to support this and other consumer-friendly issues during the legislative session.

Categories: Governmental Affairs

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Are you giving buyers what they want?

01/12/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Data from the latest profile of Texas homebuyers and sellers gives you insights into working with buyers.

Categories: Business tips, Research, Buyers

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When is the transaction considered closed and funded?

01/10/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Find out when delivering the property to the buyer "upon closing and funding" occurs.

Categories: Legal

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How much do you know about the Texas Legislature?

01/09/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

The first day of the 85th Texas Legislature is tomorrow. Test your knowledge of how it works with our quiz.

Categories: Governmental Affairs

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Does a sales contract terminate if the buyer misses the closing date?

01/06/2017 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A buyer might not be in default for failing to strictly comply with the closing date of a sales contract.

Categories: Legal

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5 ways to take better listing photos with your phone

01/05/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Can't hire a professional? Here's how to improve your pics.

Categories: Business tips