Central Texas Weekly Update - October 9th
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Written By: Casey Lee

Orientation/BOLC Schedule, Oct. 11-13

If you’re attending TAR’s TREPAC-GA Orientation and Board Officers Leadership Conference this week, please note that all meetings will take place at the Hyatt Regency Austin located at 208 Barton Springs Road, in Austin.

Download our new orientation app to your phone or tablet at my.yapp.us/TREPAC18 now and get everything you need in one place, including schedules, speaker bios, documents, picture uploads, and more!

Be sure to use the hashtag #TREPACMasters in your social media posts to join the conversation.

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Central Texas Weekly Update - September 5th
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Written By: Casey Lee

Resources for Texas REALTORS® affected by Harvey

The Texas Association of REALTORS® is committed to providing resources and assistance for members affected by Hurricane Harvey. Find information here about assistance, informational resources, and legal FAQ, including what to do with transactions under contract.

 

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Central Texas Weekly Update - August 14th
Monday, August 14, 2017
Written By: Casey Lee

Special session: Final days. The special session of the 85th Texas Legislature ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16. When Gov. Greg Abbott called lawmakers back to Austin for the 30-day special session, he gave them a list of 20 issues to address, including six related to real estate: municipal annexation reform, property tax reform, protecting landowners’ rights to remove trees on their property, expediting the local permitting process, local ordinance grandfathering (not allowing local governments to change development rules midway through a project), and a commission to study the public school finance system.

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Central Texas Weekly Update: June 5, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017
Written By: Casey Lee

Legislative victories for Texas real estate
The 85th legislative session ended May 29, and even though property tax reforms weren’t ultimately passed, Texas REALTORS® had a hugely successful legislative session on behalf of Texas real estate consumers.

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Legislative Liaison: Post-session recap
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Written By: TAR

In this edition: This edition of Legislative Liaison highlights Texas REALTORS®’ legislative successes, why the 85th Texas Legislature may not be done yet, and what Texas REALTORS® were doing in D.C. earlier this month. Texas REALTORS® had several legislative victories this session as the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers. Now several TAR priority bills are heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk to enhance disclosure, save real estate buyers from excessive fees, protect private-property rights, increase transportation options, and more.

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TAR Field Rep Weekly Update - May 30, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Written By: TAR

Legislative victories for Texas real estate! The 85th legislative session ended Monday, and even though property tax reforms weren’t ultimately passed, Texas REALTORS® had a hugely successful legislative session on behalf of Texas real estate consumers.

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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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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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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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