Homeowners’ Median Net Worth is 80 Times Larger Than Renters

A U.S. Census Bureau report released in August detailing household wealth in 2015 shows 37% of ho...

From the Legal Hotline: Does Extending the Closing Date Extend a Contingency Date?

Members have called regarding situations where a contract is signed with an attached Addendum f...

How to Live in a Show-Ready House

Your house looks beautiful. You've cleaned, decluttered, cleaned more, and followed the advice of...

Texas Home Sales Continue To Increase in 3rd Quarter

Texas home sales increased 6.4%—to 100,733 sales in the third quarter of 2019—compared to the...

Get Recognized for Your Community Service

The Texas REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award is given annually to a REALTOR® who has shown dedication...

How to Generate Leads With Digital Products

E-books, checklists, guides, and other downloads or exclusive content can be used as digital prod...

Was That Conversation Really Private?

As smart-home technology becomes more prevalent in homes, buyer’s agents should be mindful of w...

How to Make Your Offer Stand Out in a Hot Market

Real estate markets are very competitive in many parts of Texas. As a buyer, how do you different...

How Do You Navigate Complicated Client Relationships?

Setting boundaries with clients and standards for how you want to be treated professionally can b...

3 Propositions That Deserve Your Vote  

Early voting for the Nov. 5 election starts today (Oct. 21) and runs until Nov. 1. Texas REALTORS...

Share This: What’s the Point of Mortgage Points?

Prospective homebuyers have probably come across the term points or mortgage points when first re...

Can Your Unlicensed Assistant Do That?

Along with setting rules for licensees, the Texas Real Estate Commission also governs what your u...

Brokers: Are You Prepared to Leave Your Brokerage?

A solid real estate brokerage plan includes what will happen to the brokerage once the broker sto...

5 Texas Programs Homebuyers Should Know

The state of Texas provides a number of financial and educational resources to prospective homebu...

Legal Webinar: Risks to Sellers of Smart-Home Tech

Many homeowners have installed smart-home devices that allow them to see or hear what's going on ...

Use Restrictions Can Lower Your Tax Bills

by Cris K. O'Neall Most property managers and owners can state their property’s most productiv...

What Can You Afford to Outsource?

Outsourcing certain tasks can free up time that would be better spent on revenue-generating activ...

Kitchen Renovation and New Roof Rank as Top Projects for Resale Value in NAR Remodeling Report

A complete kitchen renovation and a new roof were the top interior and exterior projects, respect...

SABOR, MetroTex, and HAR Donate to Relief Fund

The Texas REALTORS® Relief Fund provides assistance to people who have suffered losses due to na...

Is Selling Your Home Without Help Worth It?

Have you ever taken on a project that looked easy until you actually did the work? Selling your h...

Landlords: Beware of These Identity-Fraud Scams

An increasing number of applicants are using fake identities to secure leases, according to a rep...

Study: Digital Mortgage Offerings Result in Less Discrimination

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that discrimination in mo...

Share With Clients: How to File a Flood Insurance Claim

The Federal Emergency Management Agency published a PDF that outlines the steps of the claims pro...

4 Questions Your Clients Should Ask Before Getting a Home Warranty

Buying a home is often the most expensive decision consumers make, and many buyers feel more comf...

5 Tips to Win More Multiple-Offer Deals

In a competitive market, buyers are looking for any strategy that could give them an edge when it...

Why Homebuyers May Want to Research Opportunity Zones

In areas where competition is stiff for moderately-priced homes and inventory is thin, potential ...

Hispanics Account for 62% of Net Gain in U.S. Homeownership Over the Past Decade

In 2018, Hispanics achieved a net gain of 362,000 homeowners, according to the 2018 State of Hisp...