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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Legislative Liaison: A two-week countdown
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Written By: TAR

In this edition …

This edition of Legislative Liaison covers an upcoming deadline for lawmakers, award-winning Texas REALTORS®, an easy way to stay engaged in your industry, and plans for your day at the Texas Capitol.

A two-week countdown

March 10 is a big day for the 85th Texas Legislature: It’s the deadline for lawmakers to file bills, and it’s the 60th day of the session.

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Update on Cedar Park Sign Ordinance
Friday, February 24, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

Last night the Association attended the City Council Meeting in Cedar Park to learn about their proposed sign ordinance. Darian Rausch, BOD Treasurer, Christy Gessler, WCREALTORS Past President, and Kent Prickett, WCREALTORS Governmental Affairs Director attended the event.

We listened to the city’s presentation on signs and the proposed sign ordinances across the entire city. Every city across the nation is reworking their ordinances based on the Supreme Court decision in 2015 on the Reed v. Town of Gilbert case. This case says that a municipality cannot enact an ordinance dictating the content on a sign; therefore, “open house sign” ordinances across the country are being rewritten as generic sign ordinances.

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​Phone Scam Targeting Taxpayers
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Written By: WCREALTORS

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued the following message:  We recently became aware of a scam involving an individual falsely claiming to represent the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, or in some cases the Texas Department of Transportation. The caller claims the taxpayer has a tax liability or other issue and requests credit card information.

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Central Texas Weekly Update
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Written By: Elizabeth Schneider

This week’s update covers information about the Texas REALTORS® Candidate Training, TAR’s Legislative Priorities for the 85th Legislature, information about the two tax bills in the Texas Legislature, information about the FHA fee cut, as well as info about Winter Meeting and Open Enrollment!

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Field Representative Weekly Update - 9/26/16
Monday, September 26, 2016
Written By: Elizabeth Schneider

We’re in the final days of the 2016 TREPAC fundraising year. Here are a few ways you can help ensure we finish strong on Friday, Sept. 30:

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