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Looking for tips about buying, selling, or leasing property? Market data? How about information about issues affecting homeowners in Texas? Check out the Advice for Consumers blog.

If you’re a Texas REALTOR® and want legal updates and business tips to better serve your clients and succeed, visit the Advice for Texas REALTORS® blog.


Advice for Consumers

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What’s the point of mortgage points?

The questions to ask when considering prepaid mortgage interest.

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3 ways to prepare for November 8

If you want to vote on Election Day, you have to be registered by October 11.

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Becoming a homeowner? Test your knowledge of common home features

This interactive quiz can help prepare you for homeownership.

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Advice for Texas REALTORS®

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What is the deadline for your buyer to pay an option fee?

The option fee under Paragraph 23 in the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) does not have the same time deadline as the notice of termination.

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Does a seller always have to provide the lead-based paint addendum to a buyer?

Find out if there are exceptions for providing this notice.

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Can you name these interior home features?

Before your next home tour, test your knowledge of home interior terms with our interactive quiz.

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Texas Real Estate Advocate

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3 ways to prepare for November 8

If you want to vote on Election Day, you have to be registered by October 11.

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Do you know what the presidential candidates have in common?

Real estate is common ground for the nominees.

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How we support your real estate interests on all sides

A great example of Texas REALTORS® working for real estate consumers.

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