Basics

April 13, 2018

Home Repair Checklist DIY Inspection

Home inspections by a licensed property inspector are well worth the money.  They have tools to test various components (eg hvac), and experience of seeing hundreds of houses. You can't replace an expert with a checklist.

 

You can, however, use a checklist like this to prepare your ...

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March 21, 2018

Property Condition Checklist

If you need to get your home in "market-ready" condition or you need to find everything wrong with your house to serve as evidence in a property tax protest, this checklist will be your best friend. 

 

 Scroll down or click here: Property Condition Checklist

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March 15, 2018

Will I Pay Tax When I Sell My Home - Capital Gains Explained

The IRS changed the rules in 1997 that stated you had to sell your residence and buy another house within 2 years. This rule no longer applies. Now the IRS doesn’t care what you do with your money when you sell.

Under the newest changes, you must have lived in ...

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Nov. 29, 2017

Property Tax Bill in Tarrant County

Click here to view your property tax bill online.

  • Watch the video below to discover...
    • How to reduce your monthly payment
    • How to eliminate your tax burden completely

  

 

If you haven't received your property tax bill in the mail yet, you need to find out why.

Taxes are ...

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Aug. 30, 2017

6 Questions First-Time Home Buyers Never Ask Themselves (but Really, Really Should)

Realtor.com Published Our Advice in One of Their Recent Articles

http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/are-you-ready-to-buy-a-home-first-time-buyer-questions/

 

There's a certain point in the lifecycle of renting where you say to yourself: I just can't do this anymore. Maybe it's the upstairs neighbors, who relentlessly stomp ...

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Aug. 21, 2017

For Sale By Owner VS Realtor

Real Estate Commissions Aren't Cheap, But Are They Worth It?

A new independent study by Collateral Analytics shows that Realtors are indeed worth their commission, generally speaking.

The study concludes that successful "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) sellers achieve prices significantly below those from similar properties sold by a Realtor ...

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April 14, 2017

How to Protest Your Property Tax Value in Tarrant County and WIN!

Click the easy button and finish your protest in 2 minutes for free. Provide your PIN number and contact info, then let us do the rest, all for FREE! Take 2 minutes and submit your protest order here.   

 

There are 3 levels of protest

  1. Automated online protest (takes ...
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March 31, 2017

Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP and Advice

Dave Ramsey Real Estate ELP and Advice | Fort Worth Texas

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, it would be smart to do your homework and make the best decision you can for your finances.

Any real estate transaction you have is going to be among the ...

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Aug. 11, 2015

Explaining the TREC 1-4 Residential Resale Contract 1 Paragraph at a Time

As detailed as this video is, it is not meant to be comprehensive and still only covers a fraction of what you need to know when using the 1-4 family residential resale contract promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

To discuss negotiating techniques and best practices of how to ...

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Posted in Basics, Making an offer
June 1, 2015

How to place an offer to buy a house

An offer is made when a buyer fills out the actual purchase/sell contract (blank TREC contract templates) with a price and terms that the buyer would be happy to agree to and delivers it to the seller. To “accept” the offer, the seller simply initials and signs the contract ...

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Posted in Basics, Making an offer