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best way for most people to build wealth, but many Texas homeowners can’t access the equity in their homes because of outdated laws from 20 years ago.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