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How To Become A Texas Real Estate Broker How To Become A Texas Real Estate Broker

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Taking the leap from real estate agent to broker allows you to take control of your career, start your own firm and hire agents to work under you. Although it requires years of work, experience and knowledge to acquire licensing, you can enjoy working as your own boss while retaining more sales income from commissions.

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Five Smart Tips on Improving Your Credit Five Smart Tips on Improving Your Credit

By Tabitha Naylor

Everyone's credit profile is unique, built by a diverse myriad of purchases and balances we all acquire over time. But when it comes to raising your score, the chances are that you will quickly become overwhelmed with all the advice out there. Inside, we offer some sound general advice on how to raise your credit score

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Pros And Cons Of A Rent To Own Pros And Cons Of A Rent To Own

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Begin the path to homeownership while renting a home. Try a rent-to-own lease option. This option helps those who need time to build up credit or amass a down payment. Take a look at the pros and cons of a rent-to-own purchase option in Texas, and see if it's right for you.

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What is The Secondary Mortgage Market? What is The Secondary Mortgage Market?

By Tabitha Naylor

When you go to a bank or lending facility to finance your home with a mortgage loan, you and the lender are doing business on what is referred to as the primary mortgage market. There is also a secondary market where the lender will recoup the funds they lent to you through third-party investors. Inside, we highlight how this process works

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Understand Your Home Warranty Understand Your Home Warranty

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Repairs or replacements of appliances or heating systems can be difficult and costly for new homeowners throughout Texas. Learn how to take the worry out of any unexpected appliance or mechanical system repairs by purchasing a home warranty.

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An Experienced Counsel with a Fresh Approach: An Interview with Groom Law Firm An Experienced Counsel with a Fresh Approach: An Interview with Groom Law Firm

By Kristen Bosse

We interview with Groom Law Firm about the necessity of a real estate lawyer and advice on how to be represented fairly throughout the process.

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What is a Right of First Refusal? What is a Right of First Refusal?

By Tiffany Raiford

There are a number of terms that real estate agents throw around with ease that might leave buyers looking questionably at them with confusion written all over their faces. One such term is the right of first refusal. What, exactly, does it mean, and how is it applied? Inside, we take a closer look

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The Price Of Moving: How Much Will It Cost To Relocate? The Price Of Moving: How Much Will It Cost To Relocate?

By Tabitha Naylor

If you have finally decided that you are moving to Texas, here are some of the things you will need to factor into your budget to get a rough estimate of how much moving will cost.

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San Antonio At A Glance San Antonio At A Glance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Remember The Alamo? Remember San Antonio. Located 75 miles southwest of the state capital in Austin, San Antonio has a great economy, a large military presence, lots of sunshine and a history unique to the River City.

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Protecting Your Home From Radon Protecting Your Home From Radon

By Tiffany Raiford

Possessing the ability to travel up through foundation cracks, radon gas can endanger the lives of residents throughout your home. Inside, read our radon Q&A to learn what it is and how to protect your Texas home and family.

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