Lenders Can Shorten Temporary Leases

Congratulations! Your seller clients have sold their home, and the buyers are ready to take possessi...

What Fees are Covered in Paragraph C of HOA Addendum?

Association fees, deposits for reserves, and all other charges associated with transfer of a propert...

Will Home Warranties Cover Pre-Existing Conditions?

Will a residential service contract (sometimes referred to as a home warranty) cover known pre-exist...

Don’t Get Stumped on Tree Laws

If a tree crosses a property boundary in the state of Texas, whose responsibility is it: your client...

Help Clients Use the Addendum Concerning Right To Terminate Due to Lender’s Appraisal

The Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due to Lender’s Appraisal (TXR 1948, TREC 49-1) has thr...

What Seller’s Disclosure Rules Mean for You and Your Clients

Caveat emptor may have been the norm in residential real estate long ago, but today a buyer-beware a...

Fact or Fiction? Acting as Agent and Inspector

A person who is a licensed inspector and a licensed real estate agent may perform both services for ...

HUD Enforcing Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

REALTORS® have been prohibited from housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender i...

Must Open House Signs Follow Advertising Rules?

Directional signs are not considered to be an advertisement under TREC Rule §535.155(b)(1) and ther...

How the Sales Price for a Farm or Ranch can Change Based on the Survey

Example: A buyer and seller agree on a sales price of $500,000 for a 100-acre parcel, and they ag...

Get Help With Appraisal and Third Party Financing Addenda

Learn the do’s and don’ts of using the Addendum Concerning Right to Terminate Due to Lender’s ...

How to Secure Compensation in FSBO Situations

My client wants to make an offer on a for-sale-by-owner property. What is the best way to approach t...

From the Hotline: Which County To Put in Listing Agreements

We have had callers who ask what they should insert into the blank in the Texas REALTORS® listing a...

Fact or Fiction: What Must a List of Recently Sold Homes Include?

Agents who include a list of recently sold homes in advertising must make it clear whether they had ...

Who Can Use Which Forms?

Standardized forms are an essential part of Texas real estate. But do you know the difference betwee...

What Are the Minimum Services Required of the Seller's Broker?

QUESTION: I represent the buyer and I’m doing a lot of duties that the seller’s broker usually h...

Form 1506 Revised to Reflect Market Conditions

Texas REALTORS® has added a Property Values section to form 1506, General Information and Notice to...

Update: Tenant Evictions and CDC Moratorium

There have been several court cases and other actions related to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Can a Seller Instruct You to Not Cooperate?

My seller told me to not cooperate with a particular firm regarding her listing. Can the seller do t...

Fact or Fiction? Promotional Items and Sponsorships

Promotional items and sponsorships are considered advertising. FACT. TREC considers those items, ...