NEW CONSUMER NOTICE REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Statutory changes made during the last legislative session authorized TREC to amend the consumer notice requirements for real estate license holders to provide greater clarity and enhanced consumer protection. The Commission adopted amendments to requirements for both the Consumer Information Form and the Information About Brokerage Services Form, (more commonly known as the IABS) at its November 2015 meeting. These changes are effective February 1, 2016.

 

CHANGES TO THE CONSUMER INFORMATION FORM

Brokers are currently required by law to display the Consumer Information Form in a prominent location in each place of business maintained by the broker, to inform consumers of their ability to file a complaint with TREC and the availability of the real estate recovery fund. Effective February 1, 2016, brokers will also be required to include a link to that form on the homepage of their business website. The link must be in at least 10 point font, a readily noticeable place on the home page and must be labeled “Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice.”

 

CHANGES TO THE IABS

A new mandatory form was adopted (TREC No. IABS 1-0). The new form is organized to be easier to read and understand. Additionally, the new form requires the sales agent or broker to fill in relevant contact information before providing the form.

License holders must provide a link to the IABS form in a readily noticeable place, in at least 10 point font and labeled “Texas Real Estate Commission Information about Brokerage Services”. A sales agent or broker must also provide the form at the first substantive communication with a prospective client by one of following four methods: (1) by personal delivery; (2) by first class mail or overnight common carrier delivery service; (3) in the body of an email (; or (4) as an attachment to an email, or a link within the body of an email, with a specific reference to the IABS Form in the body of the email.

 


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6923 Hearthside Dr Drive Sugar Land, TX 77479

$289,990 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Greatwood Village Sec 1, Sugar Land
New
$289,990
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,385 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 14805234
Property Type Single-family
$$BSA=1000$$ Beautiful 1 Story turn-key home in tree-lined golf course community w/ tons of updates & upgrades. Large modern kitchen remodeled w/ granite island & counter, refinished cabinet & smooth cooktop w/ European style venthood, travertine stone tumbler backsplash w/ 18 ceramic tile floor. Wood floor in living, dining, master, study, & hallway. Both baths remodeled w/ granite counter, sink & faucet, tub & shower faucet, travertine stone surround & frameless shower & vanity cabinets, light & ceramic tile floor... all replaced 0-3 yrs. Mstr w/ whirlpool tub,2 large walk-ins & adjoined study. 10' ceiling ( except study ), venetian blinds & Crown molding thru-out. Lead glass front door. Extensive decking in backyard. Rainsoft H20 softener & filter system. Lot of recessed lighting & natural light. Low ( 2.23% ) taxes. Minutes to 59 & Grand Parkway and all kinds of restaurants & shopping. You can raise your family here but also ideal for entertaining. Get ready to fall in love!!!

1410 County Road 237 Bay City, TX 77483

$190,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Colonial S/d, Bay City
New
$190,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,536 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19769475
Property Type Single-family
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN TWO HOMES AND APPROXIMATELY 2.65 UNRESTRICTED, FENCED ACRES!!! ENJOY COMING HOME EVERY DAY TO THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY. LOVE TO FISH? THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED NEAR THE BAY AND THE FISH CAMP IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD. CITY CONVENIENCES ARE NOT FAR AWAY. ONE HOME FEATURES, 3 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHS AND THE OTHER HOME IS A 1470 SQ.FT. BARNDOMINIUM, WHICH INCLUDES 1 FULL BEDROOM AND BATH.THE LIVING AREA IS LARGE AND OPEN, GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING. THERE IS ALSO A LARGE SECOND LEVEL THAT CAN BE CONSTRUCTED TO ADD ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS/BATHS. LIVING ROOM/DINING COMBO IS 29X29, MASTER BEDROOM IS 12X14 AND KITCHEN IS 14X10. MOBILE CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. PROPERTY DID NOT FLOOD.

15620 All Star Drive Splendora, TX 77372

$205,399 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Splendora Fields, Splendora
New
$205,399
4 Beds
3 Baths
1,759 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 21010652
Property Type Single-family
2story 4 bedroom 2.5 bath , ready for immediate move in! Home comes featured with exterior 3 sides ACME brick, and a cemplank fiber-cement 8' rear siding. Kitchen features include 42 cabinets, granite, tile backsplash, recessed can lighting, single bowl undermount sink, and stainless steel appliances (not yet installed). Tile family room, entryway, dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Oversized master bedroom on first floor and bathroom, dual sinks, cultured marble, separate garden tub, glass shower and walk-in closet. Privacy fence, 2 faux wood blinds, and more! Every home is energy tested (blower door test) for extreme energy efficiency including radiant barrier decking and Argon gas filled easy clean vinyl windows.

22 Montecito Lane Richmond, TX 77578

$251,250 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rodeo Palms, Richmond
New
$251,250
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,857 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 24726472
Property Type Single-family
Rodeo Palms is a beautifully established master-planned community located off Highway 288. Conveniently located in Manvel, you are minutes away from Highway 6, Beltway 8, the Medical Center, shopping and much more. This prime location is perfect location for commuters. Welcoming you into the community is a grand entry waterfall with artistically pleasing landscaping, and beautiful surrounding lakes. Rodeo Palms offers a plethora of amenities including a community pool, club house and recreation center. Located within the Alvin ISD, children will attend highly-acclaimed schools such as Don Jeter Elementary, Rodeo Palms Junior High and Shadow Creek High. CastleRock at Rodeo Palms has all new 1 & 2 story floor plans available, with new home sites to choose from, in the new section of this highly sought after community. CastleRock offers something for everyone so hurry in and turn your homeownership dream into a reality. Community is also USDA approved!

20 Montecito Lane Manvel, TX 77578

$286,507 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rodeo Palms, Manvel
New
$286,507
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,637 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 28474510
Property Type Single-family
Rodeo Palms is a beautifully established master-planned community located off Highway 288. Conveniently located in Manvel, you are minutes away from Highway 6, Beltway 8, the Medical Center, shopping and much more. This prime location is perfect location for commuters. Welcoming you into the community is a grand entry waterfall with artistically pleasing landscaping, and beautiful surrounding lakes. Rodeo Palms offers a plethora of amenities including a community pool, club house and recreation center. Located within the Alvin ISD, children will attend highly-acclaimed schools such as Don Jeter Elementary, Rodeo Palms Junior High and Shadow Creek High. CastleRock at Rodeo Palms has all new 1 & 2 story floor plans available, with new home sites to choose from, in the new section of this highly sought after community. CastleRock offers something for everyone so hurry in and turn your homeownership dream into a reality. Community is also USDA approved!

14702 Sierra Garden Drive Houston, TX 77069

$199,940 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Retreat At Champions Landing, Houston
New
$199,940
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,512 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 42124289
Property Type Single-family
Retreat at Champions Landing in north Houston is situated in a highly sought-after location in the acclaimed Klein Independent School District. Enjoy a playground and green space within the community, or venture nearby to Meyer Park with a walking trail, fishing lake, sports fields, and more. This home features 9 foot ceilings, Luxury Vinyl plank flooring throughout, a formal study and a kitchen that comes with stainless steel appliances, 42 upper cabinets and granite island with a raised bartop. The Owner's suite is a relaxing area outfitted with a walk-in shower in the owner's ensuite bath. Ready for July 2019 Move-In!

2371 Sandpiper Crystal Beach, TX 77650

$395,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Driftwood, Crystal Beach
New
$395,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,600 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 42139706
Property Type Single-family
A Coastal Lifestyle Beckons!! This piece of paradise is a real seaside playground. Located in Driftwood Subdivision of Crystal Beach, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath coastal retreat is ready for immediate move in. Built in 2018, home has modern and beautiful finishes that make it a step above the rest. Features of the home include wood accent walls, quartz counters throughout, and COREtec flooring. The living dining combo makes an entertainers floor plan with enough space for seating at the extended breakfast bar, built in microwave and deep kitchen sink. The Master bedroom boasts a relaxing tub and separate glass shower, separate sink spaces and water closet. The second full bath boasts dual sinks, vanity seating space, quartz counters and tub with shower. The spacious outside covered patio boast front row seating area and BBQ grill niche. Homeowner is treated to the private beach access for Driftwood residents only. Schedule your showing of this perfectly priced beach getaway today!!

4 Montecito Lane Manvel, TX 77578

$235,697 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rodeo Palms, Manvel
New
$235,697
3 Beds
2 Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 43334631
Property Type Single-family
Rodeo Palms is a beautifully established master-planned community located off Highway 288. Conveniently located in Manvel, you are minutes away from Highway 6, Beltway 8, the Medical Center, shopping and much more. This prime location is perfect location for commuters. Welcoming you into the community is a grand entry waterfall with artistically pleasing landscaping, and beautiful surrounding lakes. Rodeo Palms offers a plethora of amenities including a community pool, club house and recreation center. Located within the Alvin ISD, children will attend highly-acclaimed schools such as Don Jeter Elementary, Rodeo Palms Junior High and Shadow Creek High. CastleRock at Rodeo Palms has all new 1 & 2 story floor plans available, with new home sites to choose from, in the new section of this highly sought after community. CastleRock offers something for everyone so hurry in and turn your homeownership dream into a reality. Community is also USDA approved!

1820 Eagle Creek Dr Drive Friendswood, TX 77546

$637,500 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Sterling Creek 2013, Friendswood
New
$637,500
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,749 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 43376495
Property Type Single-family
Beautiful Sterling Builders home built & maintained to perfection. Exquisite details to be seen & appreciated. Ample closets & storage areas.Fresh paint inside & out. State of the Art sound & digital one-control system thruout house w/smart switches & speakers.Open concept gourmet kitchen w/SS side by side & Viking appliances. Pot filler & 6 burner gas range. Oversize granite counter & serving bar. A pantry you will love. Brkft area overlooks backyard. Master suite w/vast closet & dressing desk. Plantation shutters throughout. Wine grotto space not yet built out. Children's bedrooms have extra 'hidden' playrooms. Game room w/all media needs in place. Travertine in downstairs living areas. Backyard is pool ready. Custom cabinetry in garage w/extra side garage door. Cov. patio is plumbed & ready for a new outdoor kitchen set-up. Acclaimed FISD w/bus pickup at gate. Convenient to all FISD campuses. Minutes to I-45 and Houston-Galveston business centers & ample recreational opportunities.

15626 Jackie Robinson Road Splendora, TX 77372

$194,990 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Splendora Fields, Splendora
New
$194,990
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,754 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 4697262
Property Type Single-family
Great 3 bedroom 2 bath with a study. Very open floor plan with island and pendant lighting , granite, 42 cabinets with crown, ceramic tile in wet areas and kitchen and bathroom back splash , stainless steel appliances with 5 burner stove, crown molding, stand up shower and separate shower, double marble vanities in master, blinds, recess lighting, raised panel doors, rounded sheet rock corners, satin nickle lighting and hardware. Every home is energy tested (blower door test) for extreme energy efficiency including radiant barrier decking and Argon gas filled easy clean vinyl windows. Credit repair available while we build many plans and home sites available to chose from.

2116 Blackhawk Ridge Manvel, TX 77578

$320,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Pomona 50s, Manvel
New
$320,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,211 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 57251823
Property Type Single-family
MLS# 57251823 - Built by Highland Homes - July completion! ~ Beautiful!!! 1-Story home with many extra upgrades! Frigidaire stainless-steel appliances include oven and cooktop. Spacious open concept family, dining, kitchen, breakfast area perfect for entertaining! Extended covered outdoor living. Includes video surveillance with security monitoring. Close proximity to Pomona Elementary School and Community Amenity Center.

16923 Blackhawk Blvd Boulevard Friendswood, TX 77546

$199,900 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Forest Bend 6, Friendswood
New
$199,900
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,692 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 57632395
Property Type Single-family
This Beautiful well-kept 3 bedroom spacious home is a MUST SEE! 13; Split plan, freshly painted, updated flooring gives this home such a cozy feel to it, you will love it immediately. 13; Beautifully open family room, perfect for family gatherings! This home has a spacious fenced in backyard for your Texas size BBQ's this Summer.. 13; Property is zoned to CCISD , easy access to I-45 and minutes from the Beltway 8. 13; Very close to Baybrook Mall for great shopping, dining and entertainment. 13; *****THIS HOME IS TURN KEY FRIENDLY!!****