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Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

This article was featured in the November/December 2016 issue of Austin REALTOR®. Read the full article here. With the significant rise in cybercrime the past few years, you probably know someone who has been affected by online crime, or you have been a victim yourself. As a REALTOR®, you are …

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5 home security lessons learned from the big screen

This is a great article just in time to kick off the holiday season. Share this with your clients! There were 153,054 burglaries in Texas last year, and according to the U.S. Department of Justice, most of them took place in broad daylight with the perpetrators entering a front or back …

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Luxury Portfolio: What the top 1% of homebuyers want in real estate

The wealthy have strong ideas about their ideal home and who they want to work with This article was previously published on Inman Select. Key Takeaways There has been a 53 percent increase worldwide in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals in the last five years. Of America's ultra-wealthy, 25 percent …

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The Ultimate Real Estate Playlist

Duran Duran gets REALTORS®. All you Duran Duran fans will appreciate this read especially after a long holiday weekend. Originally authored by Leigh Brown, this post was published in NAR's REALTOR® blog in May 2016. Duran Duran is my favorite band because they’ll rock anyone’s socks off, but also because if you …

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Why should REALTORS® care about H.R. 3700?

Many first-time homebuyers turn to condominiums as a more affordable option for homeownership. Condominiums make up about 9 percent of the housing stock, but their share of the FHA portfolio is only 4.1 percent. Current FHA condo lending rules restrict the number of condos available to FHA homebuyers, thus limiting …

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