Title Tip: Important Contract Changes Are Now In Effect

By Contributor / March 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor March is a month for changes — in both the Texas weather and real estate contracts. Haven’t you heard? There are recent contract changes that became mandatory for use by agents on March 1, 2019.  Don’t worry. You’re not the last to learn about these changes. Seems like very few […]

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BobMortgage Zone: What is The Difference Between FHA vs. Conventional Loans?

By Joanna England / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an FHA loan and a conventional loan? There’s no better person to ask than our most-trusted mortgage adviser, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage). Frequently asked questions usually center on how the loan type affects appraisals, down payments, and debt-to-income ratios. How does it affect mortgage insurance, and […]

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Ready to Sell Your Home? Karen Eubank Offers 5 Tips to Declutter on the Double

By Karen Eubank / February 16, 2016 / 1 Comment

Getting ready to sell your house can be overwhelming. The first word your Realtor is going to mention is “declutter.” Then the stager will come in and remark that items need to be stored because it’s hard to see the gorgeous architectural details with your beautiful furniture blocking the columns and impeding the view. What […]

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SOS Light Brigade: Forget the Grid, Leave Your Electricity On for Inspections From Now On!

By Candy Evans / March 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Now for a bright Dallas Real Estate message from one of our readers, Dallas Realtor Lance Blann: CANDY: I’ve met an appraiser on each of the past two days on listings about to close and there is a new appraisal item you need to know about. Please remind/instruct your sellers, agents or tenants, to leave […]

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Tarrant County is Mailing Property Tax Notices Early, But You Still Have Until May 31st to File

By Joanna England / April 4, 2012 / 0 Comments

“It has been common practice in Tarrant and all of the surrounding counties for YEARS that the District will send out their notice of appraised value on May 1st,” says property tax consultant Tiffany Hamil. “Tarrant County has been known to even send their notices out past May 1st, but to my knowledge they have never sent their notices out PRIOR to May 1st … until THIS YEAR.”

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