May 5th General Election Voter Guide
Friday, April 20, 2018
Written By: WCREALTORS

The Williamson County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce our endorsements for the upcoming Election on May 5th. Early voting begins on Monday, April 23rd! Please read more on each candidate.

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New Custom Data Tool Now Available to Texas REALTORS®
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Written By: TAR

You now have access to a powerful, intuitive tool that will help you and your clients quickly understand the market statistics in your area: MarketViewer. It’s a real estate market analytics portal brought to you through a partnership between the Texas Association of REALTORS® and MLSs across the state. Through MarketViewer, you have instant access to market stats across thousands of geographies in Texas.

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Realtors® Continue Focus on Fair Housing, Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Act
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Written By: NAR

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2018) – The National Association of Realtors® is joining its 1.3 million members across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and further advocate for inclusion and diversity in the nation’s communities. NAR is also recognizing April as Fair Housing Month, with education and events for members and state and local Realtor® associations throughout the month.

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Ready… Set… Sell!
Monday, March 26, 2018
Written By: Victoria Reviel

Spring marks the beginning of the busiest home-selling and home-buying season in Central Texas. With the warmer temperatures, longer days, some sellers have pressing needs to sell and buyers are also more likely to shop for homes during the hot Summer months.  So, the question is… are you ready?

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Central Texas Field Rep Weekly Update
Monday, March 12, 2018
Written By: Casey Lee

Thank you, Texas REALTORS®. Your dedication to electing pro-real estate candidates showed in the March 6 primary elections: 80% of REALTOR®-supported candidates—from both political parties—won their contested primaries.

Several primary races will be determined in runoff elections on May 22, with early voting May 14-18. Sign up for TAR’s Legislative Liaison newsletter to ensure you receive the latest election updates.

Here’s a rundown of primary election highlights:

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Primary Election Update
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

Here are some quick voter stats about the March Primary: 316,004 registered voters in Williamson County, 63,388 ballots cast, 20.06% voter turnout

Congratulations to the following candidates on their primary win. Please note: the list is comprised of ONLY the offices interviewed by the WCREALTORS Interviewing Task Force. For a complete list of winners including federal and state races, please click here.

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Could Proposed Trade Tariffs Harm the Housing Industry?
Friday, March 02, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

“International trade requires reciprocal understanding of mutual interests. Trade has to be fair and intellectual property rights have to be respected on both sides. Still, the proposed tariffs could measurably raise the cost of building materials and hinder home construction of affordable homes. But more importantly, tariffs and restrictions to international trade will hold back economic growth and job creations. A better way to raise GDP growth is to produce more homes. Job growth and additional housing inventory will greatly help American workers and American consumers.”

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WCREALTORS Tour the West Side of Williamson County
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

Last week close to 100 Realtors and affiliates (mortgage lenders, title companies, etc.) took an educational bus tour throughout the west side of Williamson County. The attendees drove through and toured several developments including: Bryson, Palmera Ridge, Highland Oaks, Deerbrooke, Lakeside at Georgetown, Rancho Sienna, Springwoods, The Oaks at San Gabriel, MorningStar and Wolf Ranch.

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USDA’s Review of Community Eligibility for Rural Housing Loans
Monday, February 26, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

The USDA is in the process of reviewing USDA designated “rural” geographic areas for eligibility for USDA rural development programs. These reviews occur every five years and areas can be determined rural either by population limit or by their character.

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Are New Home Sales Disrupting the Williamson County Market?
Friday, February 02, 2018
Written By: Victoria Reviel

Every month, the Association shares real estate market data compiled by the Texas Association of REALTORS® and the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. The data is compiled by TAR and consists of data from each MLS across the state of Texas, from there Texas A&M Real Estate Center scrubs the data to remove duplicates to publish accurate precise data, and finally the numbers are analyzed by local Association to be presented to the membership and media.

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