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Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Well, in the real estate industry you could say, “Nothing happens until an appraisal is done”. With most real estate transactions today, all parties involved are in a holding pattern until an appraiser looks at the property and puts a number on what they think it’s [...]
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) made important changes to their promulgated TREC forms listed below. The listed forms now instruct whether the Owner’s Policy to be issued will include the “area and boundaries amendment,” (also popularly called the “survey deletion” or “survey amendment”), and, if so, whether the buyer or seller will pay for [...]
Along with owning a custom pair of cowboy boots, a loaded pickup truck (brand optional), and wielding a killer chili recipe (no beans, hombre), owning a ranch is one of the most Texan, Texas-things that you can possibly do. Recent reports say ranch sales are currently surging in the Lone Star State. According to a leading ranch [...]
When customers use your products or services, they will develop an opinion about all aspects of the transaction — the price, customer service, speed of delivery and quality. Using client testimonials from satisfied customers can serve as your best form of advertising since it shows a genuine reaction from a real person who has used [...]
The Millennials who for years have been holed-up in their childhood homes, won't be there forever. They really do want to move out, according to a study by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and by 2025 could form 24 million new households. Some 11 million recent grads were living with a parent in 2012, [...]
Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as better weather, higher stock prices and signs of an improving job market lifted Americans' mood. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 83, up from 81.7 in April. It fell in April from 83.9 in March. Consumers' expectations for the economy in the short-term, jobs [...]
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) As construction and homebuyer activity in communities across the country demonstrate, the housing market continues to recover. Home prices nationwide were up as much as 13% in the past year, which helped lift four million homeowners from being underwater. And while the collapse of the housing market was a major cause of the [...]
Home building surged in April as warmer weather helped builders break ground on new homes at the fastest pace this year. Housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million, up from 947,000 in March, the Census Bureau said Friday. Economists had predicted a rate of 980,000, according to the median forecast [...]
In Reversal, Administration and Regulators Push to Make More Credit Available to Boost Housing Recovery By Nick Timiraos and Deborah Solomon WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and federal regulators are reversing course on some of the biggest postcrisis efforts to tighten mortgage-lending standards amid concern they could snuff out the fledging housing rebound and dent [...]