What is a Seller’s Disclosure?

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What is a Seller’s Disclosure Notice? In Texas, as in many other states, single-unit residential property sellers are required to fill out a Seller’s Disclosure Notice when they list their home for sale. There are two forms that can be used; one is from the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the other is from the Texas Association of Realtors …

How a Realtor Prices your Home

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How is the Market Value of my Home Determined? Realtors use a handful of methods to determine the value of a home.  The most common method is the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).  A CMA is an in-depth evaluation of recently sold “comparable” homes in the past 6-12 months.  A CMA alone, however, isn’t a crystal ball that determines what a home will sell for. A …

Dip in Interest Rates

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Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. After the first week of 2019, rates have …