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What’s the difference between the Buyer Approval and Property Approval paragraphs in the Third Party Financing Addendum (TAR 1901)? If a lender denies the buyer’s loan because of his credit history, income, or assets, this falls under Paragraph B(1), Buyer … Continue reading
True or false? You must have a real estate license to use the forms posted on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s website. False. TREC’s forms are public record, so they are available to anyone. However, the forms are primarily intended … Continue reading
You’ve been able to try the new version of zipForm Plus for several month. Starting December 13, all users will be moved to the new zipForm Plus platform—you don’t need to do anything. Want to tour the new user interface … Continue reading
Have you ever considered what you could learn from the younger agents and brokers in your office? The December Texas REALTOR® Magazine Minute lays out some of the benefits of upending the typical mentor relationship. Find more insights and articles in … Continue reading
Many homeowners now have technology devices in their house that can hear audio or capture video, such as baby monitors or security cameras. But there’s a problem when those devices are being used to covertly record or monitor a buyer’s … Continue reading
You’ve heard of email phishing, spear-phishing (a message designed to target a specific person), and other cybercrime. But how do you protect your business and personal information from these attacks? Ask yourself the following questions when reviewing or responding to … Continue reading
A patent owned by Uber Technologies Inc. that had been used to bring patent-infringement lawsuits against Texas real estate firms has been invalidated, thanks to legal efforts by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed … Continue reading