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Archived posts from 2014

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What TAR is saying about you on the radio

12/31/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

We’re telling Texans that you work to protect every real estate consumer in the state.

Categories: Governmental Affairs, Buyers, Sellers, Renters

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What happened to Texas real estate in 2014?

12/29/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Listen to a fun wrap-up of housing activity this year in the state.

Categories: Research, Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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4 ways to protect your commission when a client buys new construction

12/29/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn how to ensure you and your clients have successful transactions with home builders.

Categories: Business tips, Forms, Legal

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FHA will not extend anti-flipping waiver

12/23/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Anti-flipping waiver will expire Dec. 31, 2014.


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Get free training on zipForm’s new Community feature

12/22/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Share forms and documents safely with this new feature.

Categories: Business tips, Forms

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How to use the form for property in a special flood hazard area

12/19/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

If a property has flood insurance coverage, attach this TAR form to the seller’s disclosure notice.

Categories: Forms, Legal

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Are you using the third-party financing addendum correctly?

12/18/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Find out when this addendum isn’t necessary to use with certain TREC contracts.

Categories: Legal

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What to expect for 2015’s housing market

12/16/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn what market trends you’re likely to see next year.

Categories: Business tips

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5 homebuyer questions you should be prepared to answer

12/15/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Providing the best information to clients can demonstrate your value in the real estate transaction.

Categories: Business tips, Buyers

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When is the back-up contract’s effective date?

12/12/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

A buyer wants to know how to determine time for performance in a back-up contract.

Categories: Forms, Legal