When Should Option Fees and Earnest Money Be Delivered?

From the Legal Hotline: Delivering the Option Fee We often get questions about the different requir...

Share This With Buyers: What to Know About Earnest Money

Help your clients understand the role that earnest money plays in a real estate transaction with thi...

Understanding Earnest Money

An important part of the homebuying process that you may never have heard of could help you land the...

How to Calculate the Earnest Money Deadline in the Residential Contract

There's now a strict three-day deadline to deliver earnest money in the One to Four Family Residenti...

Do You Know the Answer to These 6 Common Legal Hotline Questions?

Besides your broker, where do you turn for trustworthy information about real estate transactions? E...

TAR Advocates for Continued Use of its Release of Earnest Money Form, Not Proposed TREC Draft

The Texas Association of REALTORS® since the 1990s has offered members the Release of Earnest Money...

How TAR responded to TREC's many proposed changes

The Texas Real Estate Commission at its August 7 meeting proposed many rule changes, and you can sub...

TREC proposes changes to earnest money and other paragraphs

The Texas Real Estate Commission met on August 7 and adopted amendments to existing rules and propos...

From the Legal Hotline: What happens when a buyer doesn't pay the earnest money or option fee?

What happens when a buyer doesn’t pay the earnest money and/or termination option fee in a residen...