Central Texas Field Rep - Newsletters
Monday, May 15, 2017
Written By: TAR

How you can help empower taxpayers in Texas. The Texas House of Representatives could consider an important bill for Texas taxpayers as soon as this week. The latest version of the House’s Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 2 (CSSB 2), known as The Property Taxpayer Empowerment Act of 2017, would provide all Texans more honesty and transparency at the local level when tax rates are set. This version of the bill also empowers voters to participate in the property tax process.

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Mortgage Interest Deduction & NAR
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Written By: Kent Prickett

A majority of Americans believe they pay too much in taxes. Currently, Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives is discussing ways to overhaul the U.S. tax system. The current speaker of the house, Paul Ryan, and fellow house republicans have put together a blueprint for their idea of tax reform.

Their blueprint, titled, A Better Way, has three basic principles

  • It reduces the number of tax brackets to four
  • eliminates all but two itemized deductions – the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) & the charitable giving deduction
  • it increases the standard deduction

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Taxes & Affordability
Monday, May 01, 2017
Written By: Suzanne Gantner

It’s every REALTOR’s favorite time of the year. Pre-summer business is starting to pick up momentum, potential sellers are scheduling appointments to find out how much they can sell their home for, and buyers are wanting to start window shopping for homes. Then you get a call from a past client, “Help, my property value just went up $40,000 –that can’t be right, is it?” You stop in your tracks and know that you just got way busier.  When it comes to property taxes, there are three things affecting the annual tax bill: homestead exemption, rising property values, and how the CAD is valuing properties.

About 6 weeks ago property “valuations” were sent to owners from their Central Appraisal District. Hopefully, you reminded your clients who purchased a homestead this year to file their exemptions with the Appraisal District before April 30th.

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5 Common Real Estate Safety Myths
Friday, April 28, 2017
Written By: NAR

Most professionals believe these ideas will improve their personal security in the field. Sometimes, they’re wrong.

Real estate brokers and agents have hyped certain safety protocols in an effort to beef up personal security in the field, but some of the ideas that have become popular in the industry don’t necessarily make you less vulnerable to attack.

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New CTXMLS Shareholder
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

The Central Texas MLS was designed to unite Associations and MLS systems in Central Texas to create one regional MLS and now this model has taken off and continues to expand. Within less than a year the Central Texas MLS has added two additional shareholders.   

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Early Voting Has Started
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

Elections are being held on May 6th and seven of our local municipalities will be on the ballet. Yesterday, early voting started across Central Texas. As our county continues to grow it is imperative that we vote for candidates who understand the importance of a healthy Real Estate environment and will protect the Real Estate Industry from harmful legislation.

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Williamson County home sales and prices increase in March
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Written By: Kent Prickett

Round Rock, Texas – 12 April 2017 – Home sales in Williamson County increased 3.8 % in March 2017. Additionally, home prices increased 0.9% (when compared year over year), according to the March 2017 Williamson County housing market report released today by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®.

According to the report, 908 homes were sold in Williamson County during March 2017, a 3.8% increase from the year prior. The median price for Williamson County homes increased only 0.9% year-over-year to $260,874 during the same period.

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Local Female Leaders Recognized | 2017 Women of the ROCK Award Winners Announced
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

Anita C Roberts, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Round Rock Living Magazine announced, “The Women of the ROCK Awards presents a distinguished list of 16 professional women that inspire the next generation, fuels entrepreneurial passion and galvanizes women to be a force for change. It’s about time the Women of Round Rock stepped into the spotlight. Round Rock, Texas is one of those hidden gems and so are its occupants.”

The 16 winners are all women who are leaders in their industry. According to Round Rock Living Magazine, “Recipients of these awards are women from various sectors - from public service to corporate, who have achieved immeasurable success. Female trailblazers who have broken glass ceilings, worked diligently to remove barriers for other women and are disrupting established industry norms through a high degree of professionalism, intellect, and innovation.”

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Smart Staging Solutions for the Owner Occupied House
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Written By: NAR

As a home stager, I hear weekly this song from people getting ready to sell their occupied home:

“My closets are stuffed, I hate my living room sofa, Grandma’s old dinette set looks shoddy, and those oak cabinets in the kitchen are not going to fly with the younger buying bunch. Sure, you wish for a home that looks like the ‘AFTER’ reveal of your favorite HGTV show. A house where everything is perfectly in place–plump pillows perking up your living room sofa, stylish accessories adoring your lovely kitchen, and all your closets looking like Martha Stewart spent the weekend in there.”

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Welcome Our New Members!
Monday, April 10, 2017
Written By: Angela Danek

Please join us in welcoming our new members to the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®!  The newest members to join the last quarter are:

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