To our HAR members in Pasadena, Pearland and Sugar Land: This Saturday, June 10, runoff elections are being held for several local positions. The HAR Board of Directors has recommended HAR member and REALTOR® John Moon, Jr. for Pasadena Mayor and Woody Owens for Pearland City Council Position #7. Both of these candidates bring with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and are known champions for REALTOR® issues. Please see
The goal of the Housing & Community Development Department’s Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) is to provide financial assistance to qualified low-to moderate-income first-time homebuyers by covering eligible down payment and closing costs. By providing this service, the HAP also aims to increase homeownership sustainability, positively impact the City of Houston tax base, and encourage complete communities. For more information, please visit www.houstontx.gov/housing/hap or call 832.394.6200.
Cast your vote TODAY for Mayor, City Council Members, School Board Trustees, and MUDs in the Saturday, May 6 elections. The Houston Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors has made the following recommendations. Download the Recommended Candidate Ballot HERE. For a sample ballot, please select the county you live in. Sample Ballot for Harris County Residents Sample Ballot for Fort Bend County Residents Sample Ballot for Montgomery County Residents Sample
By Vicki Fullerton and Jaime Lee It didn’t feel good, did it? It’s the biggest check you’ll likely write all year. You just paid your property taxes. It’s no longer a matter of if your property taxes went up, it’s how much … but this doesn’t have to be the case. Take a second to review your property tax bill and you’ll likely see that the largest portion goes to
Another election season is behind us and once again the majority of voters agreed with the Houston Association of REALTORS®’ (HAR) candidate recommendations. HAR had a 91.8% success rate. HAR members who live in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) were encouraged to vote AGAINST Proposition 1 and they listened, with 62.65% voting AGAINST, 37.35% FOR and 23.77% not participating. This result will now eliminate the $162 million dollar recapture