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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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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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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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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What Happens to Real Estate If Government Shuts Down Again
Friday, February 02, 2018
Written By: NAR

Only two weeks after Congress passed a bill to reopen the federal government following a three-day shutdown, a repeat of that quagmire is looming. The budget bill Congress passed funds the federal government through Feb. 8, when another shutdown is possible if lawmakers don’t agree on a long-term funding before then. What impact will real estate feel should the government close once more?

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Candidate Interviews
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Written By: Kent Prickett

It’s that time again, WCREALTORS will be interviewing candidates for Williamson County Commissioner, Judge and Justice of the Peace beginning next week. This is a vital part of belonging to an Association - we are always watching out for your business. The following candidates have submitted their questionnaires and are scheduled for interviews.

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FREE NEW MEMBER BENEFIT from NAR!
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Written By: WCREALTORS

When scheduling a meeting with a new client or prospect for the first time, feel more confident about your personal safety by verifying their identity in advance through Trust Stamp. NAR’s 2017 Member Safety Report found that more than one in three agents experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety or the safety of their personal information. “Safety for our members is a top concern, and this is a great tool that REALTORS® can use to protect themselves when meeting strangers and new clients,”

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Real Talk - Episode 1
Monday, January 22, 2018
Written By: WCREALTORS

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What’s Hot: Trends in the Pipeline for 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Written By: NAR

The big-picture view on housing trends in 2018 center around integrating technology and creating healthy and connected living environments. That’s why building materials, systems, and products that speak to these concerns are expected to generate greater buzz in the coming year.

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