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Latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.
Homeowners in some Texas counties no longer have to worry about their property being incorporated into a neighboring city after voters made a strong statement on Election Day.
The latest sales information on single-family homes and condos in Houston.
Despite the devastation that was wrought on the city by Hurricane Harvey in the summer of 2017, new real estate records were set as the sale of single family homes grew by 3.5 percent since 2016.
The November 7 election was a great example of the many ways Texas REALTORS® engage at the state and local level.
Austin REALTORS have been heavily involved with CodeNEXT, an ambitious initiative to rewrite the existing Land Development Code in Austin and create updated criteria for “what, where and how much can be built in Austin.”
There were several homeowner-related victories during the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature, including bills that will enhance disclosure, restrict fees on new construction, and give voters a way to increase access to the equity in their homes.
Property owners in Texas pay some of the highest property taxes in the country — and many Texans are being taxed out of their homes.
Homeowners in Austin, Texas were concerned when they learned that a Dallas based developer had controversial plans for the 31 acres they purchased near the downtown area.
While the phrase, “Everything is bigger in Texas” might be a bit overused, it certainly holds true when it comes to property taxes. The consumer loan website Wallethub.com recently conducted a Census-based property tax study that claims Texas has the f …
The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® is working against a disclosure bill in the state Legislature that only masks a problem for homeowners. The bill, HB 1639, would require people who sell property in certain areas to disclose whether the property is in …
The Austin Board of REALTORS® is working with the City of Austin, Texas, to rewrite and revise the city’s Land Development Code, a disorganized set of rules and regulations that has been hard for new developers and property owners to interpret and comp …
In a housing market driven by a long-standing oil industry and associated manufacturing businesses, Houston, Texas, has experienced its first fall in home sales in at least six months. The Houston Association of REALTORS® sees this normalization of the housing market as an opportunity to advocate for the area’s consumers.
The Texas Association of REALTORS® has been working diligently with members of the state Legislature to support private property rights in regard to issues such as real estate transfer fees. Its most recent advocacy effort has been involved with the Se …