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Timing is Everything: Setting Realistic Deadlines in Contracts

Real estate agents tend to push the envelope when setting time limits in contracts. There seems to be a consensus that lenders, title companies, lawyers, and other parties involved in a transaction do not work on the closing until forced to by deadlines set in the contract. Read Timing is …

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Thoughts on Listing Agreements: Making Property Owners Aware

When a property owner lists a property for sale with a member of Austin/Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS), the property owner typically signs the ACTRIS Exclusive Right to Sell Agreement (“listing agreement”). Rarely does a property owner ask to have the listing agreement reviewed by an attorney. Get more …

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November 2006 Market Report: Austin Home Sales Show Steady Growth

The latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® indicates that the Austin real estate market remained steady in November with record numbers posted in single family home sales and commercial sales. Single family home sales increased 6 percent from one year ago to 1,902, a …

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ACTRIS Bulletin Fourth Quarter 2006

Read the ACTRIS Bulletin Fourth Quarter 2006  to learn about the MLXchange user group testing, how TEMPO will incorporate new MLS boundaries, details on Realist being selected as a tax provider, and more.

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October 2006 Market Report: Single-family Home Sales Post Record in October

The latest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® indicates the local real estate market continues to be productive, with single-family home sales posting an October record. Single family homes sales increased 8 percent from the previous year to 2,073, a record for the month. At …

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