NFIP Update
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

Thanks to you and your active role in the Realtor Party, the REALTOR® voice was heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill this week! (approximately 125,000 REALTORS® across the country responded to the CFA) The extension of the NFIP was passed by both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate; the extension of NFIP funding is through November 30.

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Cedar Park Hosts “Code Friendly” Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

WCREALTORS was thrilled to welcome the City of Cedar Park and their Building Inspection department to our campus for a Lunch & Learn earlier this week. K.C. Crow, Building Official; Amy Link, Assistant Director Development Services; Sandie Fauss, Neighborhood Services Coordinator; and Lisa Mann, Office Manager facilitated the hour-long discussion about building code requirements in Cedar Park.

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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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Election Season Checklist
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Written By: Megan Moore

2018 is shaping up to be a busy election year, not just in Williamson County, but all over Central Texas. ! Here is a quick checklist of resources to help you (and your clients) prepare.

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Central Texas Weekly Update - March 20, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Written By: TAR
The REALTORS® are coming ...

In two weeks, we will host our biggest grassroots political event of the year: REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol. Join us April 4 to share our message with lawmakers at the cornerstone event of our legislative advocacy.

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Legislative Liaison:First hearing on Senate’s property tax bill
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Written By: TAR

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers the status of the Senate’s property tax reform bill and what’s next for House’s school finance reform bill, plus a sampling of what’s happening at the Legislature next week and updates to HiddenPropertyTax.com you’ll want to share.

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Updates from the 3/9/2017 Cedar Park City Council Meeting
Friday, March 10, 2017
Written By: Kent Prickett

Last night the Association attended the Cedar Park City Council meeting to speak out against the section in their sign ordinance policy banning temporary signs off premises!

If you remember two weeks ago, the Association spoke out against multiple items on the proposed changes to the city’s sign ordinance. Due to the actions of Christy Gessler two weeks ago, the city changed time frames for stakes and wood signs which affected the ability to place a for sale sign on property. The City Council unanimously passed the proposed changes on that section.

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Representing Homeowners When They Don’t Know They Need Representation
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Written By: Savannah Olson

Over the past several months, members of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® have been involved in working with city leaders in Cedar Park and Leander on their development of sign ordinances which impact REALTORS’ ability to market homes successfully. Association members Darian Rausch and Christy Gessler and the Association’s Governmental Affairs Director, Kent Prickett have been instrumental in shedding light on some problematic ordinances the cities were considering implementing. Although these ordinances create obstacles to REALTORS®, the bigger issue is how they cripple a homeowner’s ability to sell property.

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Legislative Liaison: The House’s Property Tax Bill
Monday, March 06, 2017
Written By: TAR

In this edition …

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers the latest property tax reform bill filed at the Lege, a school finance bill that may be coming soon, and three ways to prep for REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.

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March TREPAC Newsletter
Friday, March 03, 2017
Written By: TAR

Congratulations are in order! In our 2017 dues billing cycle Texas REALTORS® raised over $2 million for TREPAC and exceeded the national participation goal of 37%. But Texas REEALTORS® aren’t known for being good. We’re GREAT! Let’s use this momentum to push through our own state goal of 55% participation and $5 million!

Use the Chairman’s Report video above to present a “TREPAC Minute” at your next association’s meeting. This video will help spread the word about the value of TREPAC and provide Texas REALTORS® with a quick update about upcoming events.

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