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Thinking about a Career in Real Estate?
Now is the perfect time to get a career started in the real estate industry. The four largest cities in Texas have all been recognized as recession proof with unemployment rates dropping in all four and job growth increasing in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Remove the guesswork from trying to figure out how to get a real estate license and follow these easy steps to become licensed. For as little as $700 you can get all the education needed to become licensed...
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Thinking about a Career as a Loan Officer?
Ever thought about getting your Loan Officer license but was not sure of the steps you needed to take in order to get started? Follow the 4 simple steps below and no time you will be well on your way to helping people achieve the American dream of owning their own home...
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Real Estate, is it a career for you?
If you like the prospect of being your own boss, working your own hours and having the potential to make as much money as you desire, then the real estate industry is a perfect match. Being in commissioned sales is not for everyone, but people who enjoy the freedom of making their own scheduled appointments and only having to report to themselves are prime players for a career in real estate.

Getting started in the real estate industry is easy and can take as little as a month to become licensed. In order to get started you will first need to meet the licensing requirements to become a licensed real estate agent. Whether it is residential real estate or commercial real estate that you are interested in, both require that you meet the same set of requirements to become licensed. There are so many aspects to the real estate industry that virtually anyone can find a path that suites them best. Home Inspection, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Title Insurance, Property Management and Construction are all part s of the real restate industry in which one can get involved. A career in real estate is not only rewarding for you as an individual but you also get to share in the process of helping others achieve the “American Dream” of owning a home.

TREC "Don't Do These Things" List

I’m not professing or holding myself out to be a police of TREC violations. I am offering some friendly reminders to my colleagues and customers whom I know always want to do the right thing but sometimes we need a refresher on the basic “do not do” list.

When negotiating contracts that bind a sale, option, lease or rental of any real property, a licensee shall use only the promulgated TREC contract forms with the exceptions of an agent representing herself as a principal, not as an agent or prepared by an attorney.

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How Neo-Traditionals and Boomers Are Changing Our Market

13% of the US population are 65 and older – a figure that has tripled from 4% in the 1900’s. In 2050 about 1 in 5 Americans will be over 65 yrs. About 5% will be 85 and older which is up from less than 2% in the 1900’s. In a survey by Pew Research Center the question was posed, “how long do you want to live?” and the average response was 89 yrs. old.

Neo-Traditionals are the buyers of today. In fact they never stopped buying. They have continued to buy in a recessionary market because they’re looking for things that connect with them on a personal level. They believe they have the judgment and experience as entrepreneurs to find the best properties; best buys and that they are the best screeners to find their property. More than any generation these Neo-Traditionals are predominately boomers.

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Sustainability and Universal Design

It is estimated that over 30 million Americans face the day to day activities which take place in their homes in a wheelchair or walker. Veterans coming home from the service of our country are faced with disabilities they have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Silents and Boomers want to “age in place” and have a home that is accessible and sustainable. The problem with finding a solution to remedy these issues was the houses that were designed in the past, prior to current plans, were ugly and expensive.

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Now is the Time to Be in Sales in Texas

The Texas real estate market is still thriving despite the recession that has hit the majority of the nation. Texas is poised for the next real estate boom with the influx of people beginning to migrate to the state...

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Metrostudy sees positive outlook for Texas

The Greater Houston Builder Association (GHBA) held it’s mid-year forecast luncheon with Mike Inselmann of Metrostudy presenting 2008 and 2009’s outlook of the housing markets in Texas. Metrostudy is a nationwide provider of real estate housing market information as well as related industries. Mr. Inselmann projects that 2009 we will see an increase in home starts and a move toward a progressive real estate market rebound. Where will this happen? Texas, of course...

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Automated Systems and Technology for Real Estate Agents

It is apparent that in order to survive and thrive in the real estate industry today, real estate agents and real estate brokers must embrace every facet of technology and remain on top of the need to continually upgrade their systems. Beyond being necessary to our industry it is a melding with current societal standards.

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Real Estate News

Getting Past the Mortgage Crisis
Compliance is now the buzzword when it comes to the mortgage lending industry. The industry, after the huge fall-out, is now going back to the way it used to do business. Proof of income, proof of assets and good to excellent credit scores are once again the benchmarks by which consumers are able to obtain loans. Gone are the days where you just had to have a pulse (in some states a pulse was not even needed) to qualify for a loan.
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