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City of Plano Introduces New Short Term Rental Ordinance

City of Plano Introduces New Short Term Rental Ordinance The City of Plano recently introduced a new Short Term Rental Ordinance and we had the pleasure of sitting down with city officials to talk about it. Christina Day, Director of Planning and Curtis Howard, Director of Neighborhood Services shared with us why the City of…

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National News: NAR Applauds VA Announcement of Home Loan Benefit Changes

National News: NAR Applauds VA Announcement of Home Loan Benefit Changes National Association of Realtors® President Kevin Sears issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement of a “Buyer-Broker Agent Temporary Local Variance Circular”: “The VA’s home loan guaranty is the only program that explicitly bans buyers from directly paying…

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Benefits of TREC HVAC Inspections

Benefits of TREC HVAC Inspections Written By: Garrett Hand and Mike Kemper, Owners of Elite Inspection Group and members of CCAR’s Affiliate Committee. Summer is close and that means your HVAC system will be in full working mode. When it comes to maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home in Texas, ensuring the proper functioning of…

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1031 Exchanges: Common Mistakes to Avoid

1031 Exchanges: Common Mistakes to Avoid Written By: Whitney Nash, Owner of Above & Below 1031 LLC and member of CCAR’s Affiliate Committee. A 1031 exchange, named after Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, is a powerful tax-deferral strategy used by real estate investors to defer capital gains taxes when selling investment property. Instead…

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111 To-Dos to Sell Your Home

111 To-Dos to Sell Your Home So, you’re ready to buy a home. Here’s your next 111 to-dos! Or, do 1 thing. Find a buyer’s agent. CCAR members can download this visually impactful document in the resource folder of their CCAR Info Hub.  Categories CCAR Events CCAR News Government Affairs Lone Star Homes Market Trends…

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National News: Pending Home Sales Ascended 3.4% in March

National News: Pending Home Sales Ascended 3.4% in March Pending home sales in March climbed 3.4%, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast, South and West posted monthly gains in transactions while the Midwest recorded a loss. Year-over-year, the Northeast and South registered decreases but the Midwest and West improved. The Pending Home Sales…

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National News: Existing Home Sells Descended 4.3% in March

National News: Existing Home Sells Descended 4.3% in March Existing-home sales slipped in March, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Among the four major U.S. regions, sales slid in the Midwest, South and West, but rose in the Northeast for the first time since November 2023. Year-over-year, sales decreased in all regions. Total existing-home sales1 –…

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Inspections on New Builds: Should I or Should I Not?

Inspections on New Builds: Should I or Should I Not? Written By: Lee Warren, Prospect Inspectors and Member of CCAR’s Affiliate Committee Most buyers will employ a home inspector on the purchase of a preowned home, typically while in the option period.  However, many consumers do not get an inspection on the purchase of a…

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Government Affairs/TREPAC March Recap

Government Affairs/TREPAC March Recap Government Affairs/TREPAC March Recap Thursday, March 28   This month’s Government Affairs/TREPAC committee meeting was a fun one with Allen City Councilman Dave Shafer joining us! Councilman Shafer was able to update on us new residential & commercial projects coming up for the City of Allen.   Some of those projects…

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The Train Has Left the Station: CCAR Leadership Discuss NAR’s Proposed Settlement

The Train Has Left the Station: CCAR Leadership Discuss NAR’s Proposed Settlement Listen as CCAR President Jamuna Thill,  President-Elect Jennifer Parker, Secretary/Treasurer Kyle Paris, and Immediate Past President Shana Acquisto discuss NAR’s proposed settlement. Listeners will hear from CCAR Executive Committee members as they share their thoughts on how this will affect the real estate…

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