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  • As a buyer, time is of the essence
    by TAR Staff on April 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Buying a home isn’t a process to be rushed. Yet with all the variables that go into purchasing property—your existing finances, mortgage rates, competition from other buyers, assistance programs, and government policies—the smart buyers are the ones who are ready to jump at the right deal. To set yourself up for success, have all aspects … Continued […]

  • The number-one way to make homebuying less stressful
    by TAR Staff on April 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Purchasing a home is considered a stressful—though exciting—life event. There are a couple ways you can avoid that stress: Be prepared. Take a close look at your situation and decide if buying a home is a step you are truly ready to take. If you think you may move from your city in a year or … Continued […]

  • What fair housing means to you
    by TAR Staff on March 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Fifty years ago on April 11, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of that legislation, known as the Fair Housing Act, ensures equal access to housing for all. Texas REALTORS® are celebrating the anniversary of act throughout the month of April. Here’s a quick look at what the … Continued […]

  • Why you might want a house that others don’t
    by TAR Staff on March 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    There aren’t many people who ask their REALTOR® to find them a house that backs up to railroad tracks or sits under a flight path. Buyers tend not to be attracted to homes on busy streets or next to a large business developments. That’s where the laws of supply and demand can work in your favor. … Continued […]

  • An accepted contract is just the beginning
    by TAR Staff on March 19, 2018 at 2:31 am

    As a homebuyer or seller, an accepted contract is exciting. But hang on … the deal’s not done. Thankfully, if you’re working with a REALTOR®, he can guide you through all the potential twists and turns on the way to closing. An option to back out For starters, most purchase contracts include a termination option. … Continued […]