Category Archives: Governmental Affairs

2018 TAR Chairman Kaki Lybbert talks about trust, responsibility at installation

Kaki Lybbert was installed as the 2018 chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS® on Saturday night at the 2017 Texas REALTORS® Conference along with Chairman-elect Tray Bates, Secretary/Treasurer Cindi Bulla, and Immediate Past Chairman Vicki Fullerton. Lybbert began her … Continue reading

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College football legend Lou Holtz leaves Texas REALTORS® with 3 rules on Day 1 of 2017 Texas REALTORS® Conference

Harvey and the resilience of Texas and its REALTORS® was a theme echoed throughout the first day of the 2017 Texas REALTORS® Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Speakers and leaders made time to recognize the generosity of Texas … Continue reading

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TAR clarifies misinformation about new homeowners insurance law

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey make their way out of Texas, attention now focuses on rebuilding efforts in the communities affected by this unprecedented weather event. However, misinformation has been circulating on social media and in some news reports … Continue reading

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Your clients’ flood insurance coverage is at risk—take action NOW

The National Flood Insurance Program helps thousands of Texans in all regions of the state protect their property from flooding losses … but the program is set to expire September 30 if Congress doesn’t take action. The U.S. House of … Continue reading

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Why TAR is back at the Texas Capitol

Our work at the Texas Capitol this year isn’t done yet. After the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature concluded on May 29, Gov. Greg Abbott called the state’s lawmakers back to Austin for a special session, which started … Continue reading

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Watch a two-minute recap of the legislative session

With the governor’s vetoes and approvals of bills last week, the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature has come to an end. Watch the latest Texas RECap for a rundown of the legislative session, a preview of the upcoming … Continue reading

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Real estate is back on the agenda at the Texas Capitol

When the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature ended May 29, Texas REALTORS® had a long list of successes on behalf of Texas real estate consumers. Lawmakers filed 7,051 bills during the regular session, and TAR tracked 2,767 bills … Continue reading

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