Contract Closeup: Surveys for Residential Properties

Paragraph 6C of the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) (TXR 1601) includes requirement...

Texas REALTORS® Tells Consumers to 'Look for the R'

Texas REALTORS® is telling consumers to "Look for the R" as part of the association's annual advert...

TSAHC Podcast Focuses on Homeownership and Affordable Housing

The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation in June added a podcast to its "On the House" blog. T...

What Date Should Be Used for the T-47 Affidavit?

If sellers want to use an existing survey, which date should be listed in Paragraph 4 of the T-47 Re...

These Programs Can Help Finance First Homes

First-time homebuyers say getting a mortgage and saving for a down payment were two of the most diff...

Save $5 on PPE Orders in July

Help keep you and your clients safe with face masks, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and gloves...

Save on Print and Copy Services and More With Office Depot/OfficeMax

Use your exclusive Texas REALTORS® card to save on hundreds of items at Office Depot/OfficeMax, a T...

Step Away From the Disclosure Notice

by Bo Blackburn Here’s some risk-management advice that might surprise you: Real estate agents sh...

Can Real Estate License Holders Use the Term “Appraised Value”?

No, unless they are referring to the value of a property as determined by an appraiser. Only an appr...

Do People Know This About You?

You know how qualified you are to help clients realize their real estate dreams. But don’t assume ...

Submit Your Nomination Now for REALTORS® to Watch Award

The REALTORS® to Watch award recognizes excellence in leadership, community involvement, and everyt...

Texas Small Land Sales Slip While Prices Rise

The number of sales of small parcels of land in Texas—generally defined as less than 200 acres—f...

July 13 Deadline to Comment on Changes to TREC Forms

The Texas Real Estate Commission during its May meeting proposed several changes to the commission's...

What's Next for Texas Real Estate?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, landlo...

6 Tips for Text Message Marketing

Most people have their phones with them morning to night, so what better way to get in front of pros...

Residential Lease Video Updated

Texas REALTORS® has published an update to its popular video that discusses the association's Resid...

Mortgage Applications, Refinancing On the Rise

More people applied for mortgages June 1-5 than May 25-29. The Market Composite Index is a measure ...

Avoiding Bias in Your Daily Business

Despite your best intentions and without your awareness, racial stereotypes and assumptions creep in...

3 Things to Ask When Getting Your Taxes Done

Here are thee questions to ask when vetting a potential tax preparer.  What Are Your Professional ...

From the Legal Hotline: Is a Contract Executed if Earnest Money Isn’t Deposited?

I’m getting callers who think that the parties do not have an executed contract until they actuall...