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best way for most people to build wealth, but many Texas homeowners can’t access the equity in their homes because of outdated laws from 20 years ago.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