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HOAs Cannot Prevent Political Signs, But They Can Regulate Them

By Brandi Addison / February 20, 2020 / 1 Comment

During any election, it isn’t abnormal to see residential neighborhoods lined with signs of each resident’s preferred candidate or ballot measure — some houses with dozens in their front yard.

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3 Reasons That 2019 Was Texas’ Record Year for Home Sales

By Brandi Addison / February 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last year was a record year for the sale of Texas homes for three particular reasons, according to the Texas A&M University Systems Real Estate Center. At 356,576 homes sold throughout MLSs in 2019, research associate Wesley Miller said there was a combination of reasons for the growth: Low interest and mortgage rates Domestic migration […]

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Title Tip: What Happens When The Title Company Drops The Ball?

By Joanna England / December 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

Watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve can be fun and exciting. But watching someone drop the ball on a real estate transaction is no fun at all. What happens when the title company drops the ball and problems arise with your transaction? Get ready for a jaw-dropping surprise. In Texas, the title company […]

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International Homebuyers Bring $7.8 Billion to Texas Economy

By Candy's Dirt / October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Staff Reports   Real estate purchase by international homebuyers brought $7.8 billion to the Texas economy, says a new report from Texas Realtors. From April 2018 to March 2019, Texas accounted for 10 percent of all homes purchased by international homebuyers in the United States, with 18,310 home sales out of 183,100 nationwide according […]

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Champions’ Santamaria Passes Baton – Literally – to Dydalewicz

By Candy's Dirt / August 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports It was announced with a literal passing of the baton — a golden one, no less — but Champions School of Real Estate founder and CEO Rita Santamaria has handed the daily business operations of the well-regarded school to Kimberly Dydalewicz, who has served as company president for the past five years. The move […]

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Opendoor Enters Lending Business with Opendoor Home Loans

By Candy's Dirt / August 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports A few months after Zillow announced it would enter the lending business, iBuyer Opendoor announced Thursday that it would as well, launching Opendoor Home Loans. In a statement released Thursday, the company said it was aiming to make the home lending process less complicated. It can take around 45 days to finance […]

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