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Mortgage Financing Options After Bankruptcy Mortgage Financing Options After Bankruptcy

By Tabitha Naylor

Although finding financing to buy a home after bankruptcy is challenging, it is possible. Inside, we line up some of the options you have if you're looking to jump back in to home ownership after filing for bankruptcy.

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5 Reasons You Need A Buyer Agent 5 Reasons You Need A Buyer Agent

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A home buyer's agent puts the buyer's needs first and works solely for the homebuyer, not the seller. Learn these five reasons why you should hire your own buyer's agent and avoid the listing agent when entering the largest transaction of your life.

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Responsibilities of a Texas Real Estate Broker Responsibilities of a Texas Real Estate Broker

By Tabitha Naylor

Texas real estate brokers have responsibilities to their clients and the agents working under their license. They also must remain in legal compliance, in regards to maintaining Errors and Omission (E&O) insurance and bond.

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The Difference Between A Mortgage And A Deed Of Trust The Difference Between A Mortgage And A Deed Of Trust

By Tabitha Naylor

A deed of trust is a contract that involves three parties. A mortgage loan is a direct agreement between the lender and the borrower. But the difference between these contracts run deeper than just the number of parties involved. Inside, we review the finer points of both.

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How a Rent-to-Own Works How a Rent-to-Own Works

By Mary Lamphere

While harder to find than traditional sale or rent options, a rent-to-own arrangement could be a great option if you are fully aware of how it works and what the potential risks are if you are unable to adhere to the terms of the contract. Inside, we review the basics of a rent-to-own contract.

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Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing

By Tabitha Naylor

The falling global stock market saw many investors get badly burned, eating away a lifetime of savings, and severely impacting retirement funds. Inside, we offer some smart real estate investing tips that can help you steer clear of any future losses.

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What is an Accessible Home? What is an Accessible Home?

By Colleen Colkitt

Whether you're looking into an accessible home for yourself or a loved one, it's good to know the options that are available. Read about what an accessible home is, and how you can make a home accessible.

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Homebuying 101: Buyer's Checklist Homebuying 101: Buyer's Checklist

By Colleen Colkitt

Buying a home is a big commitment and investment. Inside, we highlight the major hurdles you need to clear before taking the keys to your dream home. Know what you're getting yourself into before you take the leap!

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Home Staging Secrets Home Staging Secrets

By Mary Lamphere

Take a step back and look at the front of your home the way a potential buyer would to get a good idea of how you can improve the curb appeal of your home and make a better first impression.

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Buying Texas Property: The Importance of Checking Easements Buying Texas Property: The Importance of Checking Easements

By Tabitha Naylor

You might think that if you own land in Texas you have the unquestionable legal right to access it, but this is not always the case. Inside, we detail the two types of land access easements, and how they affect landowners.

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