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Your emails and texts could be used against you

From Texas REALTOR® April 2016 magazine issue… The "e" in email may not only stand for electronic, but also evidence. That’s why your emails—and other electronic communications like text messages—are the top target of lawyers in real estate litigation. Can lawyers get your emails and text messages? Absolutely. It is …

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10 Frequently Asked Questions About Trees, Fences, & Neighbors

This post was previously published as an article in Austin REALTOR® magazine. Here are some frequently asked questions on trees, fences, and neighbors. Feel free to share this information with your colleagues, clients, and friends. Who owns a tree? The person who owns the land on which the trunk of …

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Before You Put It in Writing

ombudsman

This article was previously published in an issue of Austin REALTOR® and Texas REALTOR®. The Ombudsman Program helps resolve complaints before they become formal. Maybe you just need to talk it out. That’s the simple idea behind the TAR Ombudsman Program. Consumers and REALTORS® can contact the program with complaints …

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Dodd-Frank and Seller Financing

On January 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued final rules for ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage standards. These rules will be effective for residential mortgage loans applied for after January 10, 2014. Read more.

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