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ACTRIS Bulletin Third Quarter 2007

Read the ACTRIS Bulletin Third Quarter 2007 to learn about why the new MLS system is popular with agents, how you can boost your business with new MLS tools, why using the term “MLS” is inappropriate for consumer sites, and more.

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July 2007 Market Report: Steady Home Sales for Austin Area

The Central Texas market remains healthy, according to the most recent Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report from the Austin Board of REALTORS®. At 2,645, the number of single family homes sold in July 2007 fell just two percent from one year ago. These sales contributed $683,716,630 to the local economy, …

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New Texas Laws of Interest to Real Estate Professionals

Another session of the Texas legislature has ended, and there are many new laws that will affect real estate professionals. New Texas Laws of Interest to Real Estate Professionals discusses several of these new laws. Because of space limitations not all of the new laws affecting real estate will be covered.

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June 2007 Market Report: June Home Sales Show Slight Decline

The latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® shows that June home sales fell slightly, marking the first decrease for the month since 2002. June saw 2,800 single-family home sales, representing the second highest home sales ever recorded for the month of June and a …

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Earnest Money: Three Common Issues and Misconceptions

Earnest money and repairs are by far the two most common causes of disputes in a residential transaction. I want to address three earnest money issues: the requirement of earnest money; the seller’s remedy if the contract requires earnest money and it is not deposited; and the procedure for claiming …

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