Category Archives: Governmental Affairs

How Texas real estate won big on Election Day

The November 7 election was a great example of the many ways Texas REALTORS® engage at the state and local level. Communities across Texas had several huge wins on Election Day, thanks to the support of TAR’s Issues Mobilization Committee, … Continue reading

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Vote for Texas homeowners today

Today is Election Day, and no matter where you live in the state, you have seven constitutional amendments on your ballot. One of these is Proposition 2—your chance to help more Texas homeowners access the equity in their homes. What … Continue reading

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How to be a superhero for Texas homeowners

This post was written by TAR Political Affairs Director Brandon Alderete. We’ve all heard variations of the phrase about heroes who have the strength of 10 men. I remember being young and wondering what that would be like. Now that … Continue reading

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Help Texas homeowners with your vote

Homeownership is the best way for most people to build wealth, but many Texas homeowners can’t access the equity in their homes because of outdated laws from 20 years ago. Thankfully, Proposition 2 on the November ballot is your chance … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Support tax reform that doesn’t hurt Texans

You’ve likely been hearing about proposals to reform the federal tax system. But even though Congress is finally tackling long-overdue reforms, the current proposal will actually do much more harm than good for Texas homeowners because it would eliminate critical … Continue reading

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How TAR fought for commercial real estate

The 85th Texas Legislature considered several bills related to commercial real estate. During the regular session, TAR supported House Bill 1449 (Simmons), which was signed into law to prohibit cities from imposing linkage fees on all new residential and commercial … Continue reading

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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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