Governmental Affairs News to Know

Urgent: Ask Congress to Retain Tax Benefits of Homeownership

This is a critical week for tax reform as the U. S. House and Senate confer to work out their differences between the two bills. Now is the time to influence this legislation and ask your Members of Congress to retain the tax benefits of homeownership! Differences in the House and Senate bills, on the mortgage interest deduction and the capital gains plan, have created this opportunity. NAR is aggressively seeking
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HAR Members Broadly Engaged in Political Elections

In the November 7 election, HAR was involved in several races in Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties. In such a low turn-out election where less than 6% of registered voters cast their vote, each vote made a difference between victory and defeat. Election Results In Harris County, HAR members serving on the Political Affairs Advisory Group recommended candidates in the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees races. Out
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NAR Call for Action: Reform our tax code AND protect middle class homeowners

As a REALTOR you have no doubt heard about tax reform plans from Washington, DC. Now Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Take action to tell Congress to reform our tax code AND protect middle class homeowners.
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Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Texas Real Estate Commission

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed three new members to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC); Houston Association of REALTORS® member DeLora Wilkinson, Metro-Tex Association of REALTORS® member Jan Fite Miller, and public member Micheal Williams of 3i Contracting LLC. These new members will join the Commission for its next regular quarterly meeting in Austin on Monday, November 13, 2017. Their terms are set to expire January 31, 2023. Delora Wilkinson