As The Tarrant County Market Slows, Attention Turns to Appraisals

By Seth Fowler / August 20, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It’s happening.  The real estate market in Tarrant County is officially slowing down.  This past week, the Fort Worth Housing Report indicated that the number of closed homes in July 2019 was down nearly 4 percent from July 2018. Inventory of homes in Tarrant County has increased, and total days on market, from listing-to-close, jumped […]

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Going Commando Under $400K: the Death of the Home Appraisal?

By Candy Evans / December 4, 2018 / 4 Comments

The mood in Washington, D.C. these days is to unwind regulation. So I guess we should not be surprised that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently said it is considering going commando, so to speak, on appraisals for residential real estate transactions under $400,000. The current rules in place now do not […]

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Title Tip: The Property Tax Cycle Can Be a Vicious One

By Contributor / September 18, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor We’ve all heard about the two things you can’t avoid – death and taxes. Just like there is a life cycle, there is a property tax cycle. The tax cycle is a lot easier to predict. This life cycle of property taxes follows the same pattern every year. If you’re […]

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BobMortgage Zone: What About All of Those Price Reductions?

By Joanna England / August 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to a recent report from Zillow, a significant number of markets across the nation are seeing price reductions across all ranges. Is that a sign of depreciation? What can buyers and sellers expect when it comes to the bidding process? In this weeks BobMortgage Zone episode, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) tells us what these […]

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Is Full Disclosure Coming? Austin Sues State Over Property Tax Appraisals

By Joanna England / August 27, 2015 / 4 Comments

The end of sales price non-disclosure might be near, if the suit filed by the City of Austin against the Texas comptroller’s office is any indication. Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who submitted the 10-page suit on Monday, argued that the ad-valorem taxation system is unconstitutional because it isn’t “equal and uniform.” Texas is one of […]

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All Cash Home Purchases On The Increase: Get Ready for Inflation

By Candy Evans / March 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Do the rich know something we don’t know? Well, I want in on their secret. Because it’s almost downright eerie how many¬† cash buyers are out there. Generally, they are commanding a 10 to 20% discount when they flash cash at sellers. Why? Because the seller knows the sale is a slam-dunk — no need […]

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