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Archived posts from 2013


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What happened with changes to the National Flood Insurance Program

12/31/2013 | Author: Editorial Staff

The status of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Categories: Governmental Affairs

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Use these new TAR forms starting Jan. 1

12/31/2013 | Author: Editorial Staff

TAR added new forms and updated existing forms.

Categories: Forms

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Are you following the rules for selling your own home?

12/27/2013 | Author: Editorial Staff

A frequently asked legal question about an agent selling her own home.

Categories: Legal

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4 Criteria for Determining the Effective Date

12/15/2013 | Author: TAR Editorial Staff

How do you figure out the effective date of a contract?

Categories: Forms, Legal

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Did FHA loan limits increase or decrease in your county?

12/12/2013 | Author: Editorial Staff

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, HUD changed its single-family loan limits.

Categories: Legal

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How to Handle the Security Deposit for a Property You’re No Longer Managing

12/01/2013 | Author: TAR Editorial Staff

Things to consider when a management agreement ends.

Categories: Legal

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Can a Buyer Back Out of a Transaction After a Seller Starts Making Repairs?

11/14/2013 | Author: TAR Editorial Staff

How sellers should handle the timing of agreed-upon repairs.

Categories: Legal

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Is Earnest Money Required to Make a Contract Effective?

10/30/2013 | Author: TAR Editorial Staff

The elements of a valid contract.

Categories: Ethics, Legal

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When to Provide the Information About Brokerage Services form

09/27/2013 | Author: TAR Editorial Staff

Is it sufficient to link to the IABS form from our firm's website?

Categories: Legal

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Does a Seller have to Disclose an Inspection Report He Didn’t Read?

09/01/2013 | Author: TAR Editorial Staff

Your responsibilities and those of your seller regarding the contents of buyers’ home-inspection reports.

Categories: Legal