Do Mailbox Keys Convey?

If your clients don’t have a mailbox on their property, they might get mail from a cluster box: a ...

Fact or Fiction? You Must Post a Sign Announcing Video Surveillance at a Property

You must post a sign announcing video surveillance on private property. Fiction. You do not need ...

Legal FAQ: Can a Buyer Change Financing?

A seller accepted a contract with conventional financing and a full appraisal waiver. The buyer now ...

From the Legal Hotline: Investors and Disclosures

Members mistakenly believe that property investors are exempt from the requirement to provide a sell...

Proposed Revisions and New Forms for Commercial, Residential, and Farm & Ranch

Texas REALTORS® has proposed new forms and revisions to many existing commercial, residential, and ...

From the Legal Hotline: Use of Holdover Provision in Leases

I'm hearing on the Legal Hotline from members who want to know if the holdover provision in leases i...

How This EPA Rule Affects Property Management Companies

Are property management companies subject to the EPA's lead renovation, repair, and painting rule?Ye...

How Does the Addendum for "Back-up" Contract Work?

Some buyers may not know what happens after signing a backup contract on a property. The Addendum fo...

Who Decides Ownership of Water Rights in Texas?

On March 24, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case posing the question of who d...

Earnest Money and Terminating a Contract

My buyer clients and the sellers agreed to and signed a contract on a property. However, my clients ...

Understanding the Request for Mortgage Information Form

Your seller clients may use the Request for Mortgage Information (TXR 1413) when asking lienholders ...

When Contract Deadlines Fall on Holidays

When calculating deadlines, TREC and Texas REALTORS® contracts use calendar days, not business days...

Fact or Fiction: Do Inspectors Have to Determine the Presence of Mold?

A real estate inspector is not required to determine the presence or risk of mold. Fact. The Texa...

New Texas REALTORS® Form: Addendum Regarding Rental Flood Disclosure

During the 87th Texas Legislature, a change in law passed that requires landlords to give notice to ...

Being Sued? The Legal Fund May Provide Financial Help

REALTORS® who have been sued or need to bring legal action may receive financial or other legal ass...

From the Legal Hotline: Must You Include the Designated Broker’s Name in Advertisements?

Agents who are sponsored by business entity brokerages have called to ask if they must include the d...

Do You Know the Rules for Coming Soon Listings?

You may call them coming-soon listings, pocket listings, or something else, but many in the real est...

Do You Know These Exceptions to the $10,000 Cap on Deductions?

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a controversial change: a $10,000 cap on an individual's ite...

Where to Send the Fee to Extend the Termination Option

Although the initial option fee should be sent to the title company, the fee to extend the terminati...

How Solar Panels Affect Transactions

Judy Jones listed a property with solar panels in Kennadale for a seller who had to move out of stat...