MetroTex NEWS

 

Pending Home Sales Post Record-Setting Rebound in May

Jun 30, 2020

Following two consecutive months of declines, pending home sales came roaring back in May, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Monday. Every major region of the U.S. posted month-over-month increases, including the South, which also bested its levels from a year ago. Home buyers reemerged, ready to move quickly on purchases as states reopened in […]

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COVID-19’s effect on Dallas real estate market will benefit the suburbs

Jun 30, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted lives with health concerns, financial struggles, and restrictions on activities. Amidst this uncertainty, real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and investors are trying to figure out the best course forward. According to Dr. James Gaines, chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, sales of existing homes in […]

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Homeownership Really Does Matter

Jun 25, 2020

It’s still National Homeownership Month! Continue #CreatingHome for Texans by sharing the following message with your clients. Just copy, paste, and link the source! WE BELIEVE THAT HOMEOWNERSHIP IS AN ACHIEVEMENT. Buying a home is one of the largest investments a person can make in their lifetime. It takes time, perseverance and sacrifice. If you’ve […]

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Amidst Health, Safety Concerns, NAR’s 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

Jun 24, 2020

Online format dramatically expands member participation opportunities for November conference The National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, previously scheduled from November 13-16 in New Orleans, will be transitioned to a fully virtual format in light of ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. NAR completed […]

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Changes to TREC Forms…How Big Are They?

Jun 23, 2020

MetroTex Forms and Contract Committee Chair Mary Beth Harrison offers a quick rundown of the changes proposed by TREC. Mary Beth writes: Many of the changes are “wording only,” not material changes that would affect how they apply to our clients. The remainder are changes needed to sell homes in our current climate, especially regarding […]

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Safely Holding an Open House

Jun 23, 2020

This past weekend a Keller Williams real estate agent from West Virginia was assaulted during an open house and suffered significant injuries.  The REALTOR®, Lenora Farrington, is recovering in the hospital after the attack but will face a long road to recovery with extensive medical bills.  A GoFundMe Page has been created to assist in […]

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