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Landlords of Multi-Tenant Homes

Housing costs remain one of the highest monthly expenditures for every American household.

The Benefits of “For Sale by Owner”

Selling your home directly without the involvement of a real estate agent/broker may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite achievable.

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

Under the US Constitution, the government is required to compensate property owners for “taken” property. However, the Texas Constitution is broader.

Urban Land Creation

Texas Senate Bill 1679 authorizes municipalities with populations over 2 million to create a land bank, enabling them to convert properties to productive uses.

Wrap-Around Mortgages

Texas Senate Bill 43 amends current law in relation to mortgage loans and is meant to address issues including fraud, foreclosures and loans.

HOAs and Senate Bill 1588

Seeking to mitigate the imbalance of power between property owners and HOAs, the recently passed Senate Bill 1588 requires HOAs to file management certificates with their county and the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) in an effort to create more transparent procedures.

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Older Americans have lost over $37 billion annually due to financial scams and abuse, leaving many of the victims in financial ruin without opportunity for restitution.

One to Watch

Home builders and contractors are poised to receive additional protections under House Bill 3595, which is currently in the House Committee.

Residential Leasing Trends and Your Investment: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Investing in residential real estate can be riskier than investing in commercial real estate, but this doesn’t mean it’s a poor investment.

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