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Just Released! 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The National Association of REALTORS® recently released the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Continuing a long–running series of large national NAR surveys, this report evaluates the demographics, preferences, motivations, plans and experiences of recent homebuyers and sellers. Results are representative of owner–occupants and do not include investors or …

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Austin’s Moratorium on STRs: What REALTORS® Need to Know

short-term rentals

On November 12, Austin City Council adopted a moratorium on investor-owned (Type 2) short-term rentals (STRs). Due to this recent adoption, the City of Austin is no longer processing applications for Type 2 STRs that were submitted after September 17, though it will continue to renew licenses that were previously issued. While …

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Closing Rules: 6 Things You May Not Know

contract

This article was previously published on the Texas Association of REALTORS® blog, November 2, 2015. The real estate industry experienced some big changes last month when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implemented new closing rules significantly changing the forms and procedures used in most mortgage loan transactions. Last week, TAR’s …

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Two Sides to the Courthouse Proposal: Vote Today!

legal scales

While the Austin Board of REALTORS® has not taken a specific position on the Travis County Courthouse proposal on the ballot this November, we strive to educate our members about the proposal so that they may make an educated decision. On the ballot is a proposal by Travis County to …

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