Runoff Elections for Pasadena and Pearland this Saturday, June 10

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

Homebuyer Assistance Program Aims to Increase Homeownership

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.

REALTOR® Involvement Make a Difference in Election Results

While voter turn-out was extremely low at a little over four percent, the Houston Association of REALTORS®’ (HAR) had some great victories from the Saturday, May 6, Joint Elections. In a crowded field of seven candidates running for Mayor of Pasadena, John “JR” Moon, an HAR member and commercial REALTOR®, secured a run-off election spot against retired police officer Jeff Wagner. The winner will be decided by voters who return

HAR Recommends Voting FOR HISD Proposition 1

Due to a robust and thriving real estate market, Houston is considered “property-wealthy.” By law, “property wealthy school districts” can be required to purchase “attendance credits” from the State of Texas. In 2016, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) determined that HISD owed a payment of $162 million in attendance credits to the state.  The referendum was placed on the November 2016 election ballot. Voters in HISD rejected sending the $162

Early Voting is Now Through Tuesday, May 2nd.

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