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On November 7 Vote FOR Houston Propositions A through E: The City Bonds

By Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner [caption id="attachment_29117" align="alignright" width="114"] Sylvester Turner Mayor of Houston[/caption] Houston is open for business. Our resilience as a city is grounded in the kindness and generosity of our people. Our optimism is fueled by grit and a dogged determination to continue our work of building a city that will provide a brighter future for our children and grandchildren. We have challenges ahead of us as
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New Laws That Will Impact REALTORS®

Look out for these new laws that will impact REALTORS® What happens at the Capitol and in local government directly impacts real estate. HAR works hard to provide a voice for our REALTORS® at the Capitol and protect your businesses. HAR and TAR Governmental Affairs Departments actively monitored legislation that pertains to REALTORS® during the 85th legislative session. More than 6,000 bills were filed in the 85th Texas Legislative Session
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What You Need to Know About the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

What you need to know about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) The NFIP is a program that was created by the United States Congress in 1968 under the National Flood Insurance Act. This program was created to provide incentives to property owners who purchased insurance protection administered by the government. An added protection is that communities who participated were required to use higher standards when rebuilding and as a
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Local Election Results and Updates

Pasadena and Pearland Runoff Election Results The runoff elections for the cities of Pasadena and Pearland were held on Saturday, June 10. Turn out in Pasadena was 6,747 votes, which is about 11% of registered voters. Jeff Wagner defeated HAR member and recommended candidate, John “JR” Moon, 56% to 43%. We congratulate Mayor Wagner on his victory and look forward to working with him. Council District A will now be
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Recap of Washington, D.C. Legislative Visits

Hundreds of Texas REALTORS® were in Washington, D.C., May 15-20 to advocate for real estate consumers during the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings. Here are a few highlights from the week. The voice for real estate at the U.S. Capitol Texas REALTORS® met with all 36 members of the Texas Congressional delegation (or their staff members) to discuss pro-real estate policies, such as tax reform, reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program,