Category Archives: Governmental Affairs

Texas receives national honors for record fundraising year

Texas REALTORS® don’t just advocate for clients during transactions—they also advocate for real estate at all levels of government. Texas REALTORS® and TREPAC support candidates who support pro-real estate policies and ensure the state’s real estate market remains strong. The … Continue reading

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What the tax reform law means for you and your clients

President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed by Congress. All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after Dec.31, 2017, for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on Dec. 31, 2025, unless otherwise noted. … Continue reading

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New annexation law improves Texas property rights

Once a new law takes effect December 1, many Texans who live in areas outside of city limits—known as extraterritorial jurisdictions (ETJs)—will no longer have to worry about their property being forced into the city limits through annexation. This TAR-supported … Continue reading

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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best way for most people to build wealth, but many Texas homeowners can’t access the equity in their homes because of outdated laws from 20 years ago.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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