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At its October meeting, the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted rules that change the requirements to obtain a real estate broker license in the state of Texas effective January 1, 2012. Amendments to the rules driven by the passage of Senate Bill 747 establish requirements for “active experience” to qualify for a broker license.
The Commission approved these changes to strengthen the qualifications...
HAR’s NextGen REALTOR® Group (NRG) recently spread some welcomed holiday cheer to disadvantaged children at Hartsfield Elementary School on Houston’s southeast side. On the morning of Tuesday, December 6, NRG volunteers converged on the HISD exemplary school with gifts for the students and a host of holiday activities to keep them engaged and entertained.
Students were given a chance to pose...
All HAR offices will be closed on Monday, January 2 for New Year’s. We wish you a Happy and Prosperous 2012!
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The evening of Wednesday, December 14, was filled with merriment and mingling at the Houston Country Club as more than 200 members attended REALTOR® Celebration and the swearing in of the 2012 HAR Board of Directors and Chairman Wayne Stroman. The event also honored two outstanding HAR real estate professionals for dedication to their profession and the Houston community at large. Tiffany Curry, with...
The Houston Association of REALTORS® would like to thank the volunteer leaders who served on the 2011 MLS Advisory Group. These committed professionals have graciously given their time and energy throughout the year to help establish and maintain MLS policies that address changing market trends and serve HAR’s members’ needs. In addition to maintaining MLS policy, the MLS Advisory...
he Houston Association of REALTORS® is making headlines! Here’s a look at some of the media coverage our organization has received over the past few weeks.
HAR’s MLS Update for October 2011, reporting the fifth consecutive month of increased sales and a record high October average price, generated coverage from mid- to late November in the following media outlets:
This article is about an interaction that is growing more and more common throughout the industry. A call for consultation from three “30 something” high performance ($12M+) agents. It’s a pre-dinner exchange at a posh bar and a vegetarian dinner with a giant mushroom on the plate where the ribeye used to be. These are blessed moments.
The conversation starts out slowly because it wouldn’t...
November prices are mixed as indicators reflect a healthy year-end market
Consumers kept the Houston real estate market humming in November, accounting for the sixth consecutive month of positive home sales this year. The year-over-year increase in single-family homes sales, along with another rise in pending sales and further decline in months inventory, reflects a market that continues to benefit...
ACRP Breakfast Meeting
7 – 8:30 a.m.
Houston Country Club
Members – No Charge, Guests – $40 per person
For more information or to register, please email email@example.com.
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lakewood Yacht Club
2425 NASA Parkway Seabrook, TX
BACREN Members: $20 with reservation, Non-Members: $25 with reservation
BACREN Members: $25 at the...
On Saturday, December 17, the U.S. Senate approved a two-month extension of a payroll tax cut that is due to expire at the end of December. But did you know that as part of the Senate’s proposed plan, the cost will fall on people who buy a house or refinance their mortgage starting in 2012?
The proposal is found in H.R. 3630, the “Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2011.” Under Title...