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Buyers and Sellers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - What it Means for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) worked throughout the tax reform process to preserve the existing tax benefits of homeownership and real estate investment, as well to ensure as many real estate professionals as possible would benefit from proposed tax cuts. Many of the changes reflected in the final bill were the result of the engagement of NAR and its members, not only in the last three months, but over several years.

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Neighborhood Revitalization Award

This award is presented twice a year to a property owner that has enhanced the community by making interior and exterior improvements. The property may be a commercial or residential structure, and the committee prefers that the work was done within the past 18 months. Nominations must be submitted by April 20 to be considered for the May 9 awards.

Click here for the Neighborhood Revitalization Award application.

March 2018 Fort Worth Housing Report

FORT WORTH, Texas – April 17, 2018 – Fort Worth home sales decreased 3.2 percent to 1,040 homes in March 2018. The median price for Fort Worth homes increased 9.3 percent year-over-year to $219,750 in March 2018.

“The Fort Worth housing market, like most of the U.S., is continuing to see home prices rise. Inventory is still very low, and as a result, we saw sales go down in March,” said J.R. Martinez, 2018 President for the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®. “Working with a Realtor® is the best way to navigate the current market whether you are a buyer or a seller.”

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A Guide to Buying and Selling a Home

Like finding the right house, selecting a REALTOR® you can trust and comfortably work with is paramount. Just as you wouldn't be casual in the selection of your doctor or your attorney, you shouldn't take the selection of your REALTOR® lightly. Indeed, the best way to find such a professional is through recommendations from family and friends. Of course, you should interview several REALTORS® before you choose one. If you're selling your home, you should ask the candidates how they plan to market your home, what pricing advice they can offer, and what other suggestions they can provide to further enhance the desirability of your home.

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Texas international home sales top $18 billion

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Texas Association of REALTORS®

The sales dollar volume of international home purchases in Texas totaled $18.66 billion from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Sales dollar volume from foreign homebuyers nearly doubled compared to the previous period of April 2015 to March 2016.

Texas ranked second in the nation for international home sales volume, with 34,135 home purchases by foreign buyers (a 59% increase over the previous period). Texas accounted for 12% of the 284,455 international home sales nationwide.

“This surge in international home sales activity underscores the growing reputation Texas has as a global destination for owning a home or investment property,” says Vicki Fullerton, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. “The state’s low unemployment, diverse industry base, and world-class higher education institutions are just some of the reasons why international residents seek to attend college, raise a family, or do business in Texas.”

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