Tag Archives: Harvey

7 tips to avoid scams when you rebuild from Harvey

Ensure you’re working with legitimate professionals, whether rebuilding your own home or sharing these tips with clients. Be suspicious of builders who contact you first. A person knocking on your door may say he’s a contractor, but how do you … 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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Landlords, tenants, and floods

This post was written by Michael Mengden to address landlord and tenant issues brought about by Hurricane Harvey. He is president/broker of Terra Residential Services in Houston, 2011 chairman of the TAR Property Management Committee, and 2002 president of the National Association … Continue reading

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What to do with Harvey-affected transactions already under contract

Thousands of clients are in limbo due to the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. And while every situation is different, here are sections in the TREC One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) and related addenda that might apply to transactions … Continue reading

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What are tenants’ and landlords’ rights for terminating a lease due to Harvey storm damage?

Paragraph 25 of TAR’s Residential Lease deals with casualty loss, which includes a loss due to weather events, such as Harvey. If the property is deemed partially or completely uninhabitable, Paragraph 25 references the Texas Property Code Section 92.054 for … Continue reading

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Important information for landlords considering raising rents in counties designated as disaster areas

With high demand for shelter in areas of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey, some landlords are considering raising rent for intact properties. However, raising rents on current or prospective tenants may be considered price gouging, which is illegal. Section 17.46(b)(27) … Continue reading

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If you’re registered but unable to attend the Texas REALTORS® Conference

The Texas REALTORS® Conference will be held as scheduled September 8-11 in Dallas. TAR understands that some members who registered may not be able to attend due to circumstances brought on by Harvey. Although the cancellation deadline has passed, TAR … Continue reading

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