MetroTex NEWS

Why your REALTOR wants you to vote

Oct 24, 2016

Remember that Realtor that sold you your house? She wants you to vote. So does the guy that sold your neighbor his house. In fact, Realtors all over Texas really, really want you to vote this November. And they want you to remind your neighbors to vote, too. Every last one of them. Why would […]

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Upcoming Matrix MLS System & Feature Updates

Jul 17, 2015

Matrix 6.12 Release is scheduled to be released to production the evening of  July 22nd.   The start time is 10:00 p.m. with an expected downtime of 30 minutes,  after which Matrix will be available to users, but many of the new features will not be visible until configuration is complete. New and Enhanced Features: • […]

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Threat of higher mortgage costs is ramping up home sales

Jul 16, 2015

Worries about higher home finance costs are turning up the heat on Dallas’ blazing home market. For the last few years, mortgage rates have been at some of the lowest levels on record — a big boost to home affordability. And while no one is forecasting a big run-up in home loan interest rates, steady […]

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CFPB proposes moving effective date for closing changes to October 3

Jul 14, 2015

In late June, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a two-month delay to changes to the mortgage-closing process, making the effective date October 3. The CFPB proposal was open for public comment until July 7. Read the CFPB’s proposal on consumerfinance.gov, and stay tuned to texasrealestate.com/closings for the latest news.     Related: New title […]

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Texas named best place to make a living in 2015

Jul 14, 2015

Great news for everyone out there trying to make a living — which is, you know, everyone. Texas is the best place in the country to do just that. Forbes reported the “The 10 Best and Worst Places to Make a Living in 2015” and Texas topped the list (on the good side). Last year, […]

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NAR Call For Action: Stop Patent Trolls

Jul 13, 2015

Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act to stop patent trolls and protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits.   REALTORS across the country receive threatening demand letters and lawsuits alleging patent infringement based on the use of common business tools such as drop down menus or search alert functions […]

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