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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... 

Congressional Visits May 17-18

An Overview of NAR 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the largest professional trade association in the United States, NAR represents over one million residential REALTORS® and commercial practitioners involved in all facets of the industry, including brokers, sales agents, property managers, appraisers and counselors. NAR fiercely advocates... 

Vote FOR Proposition 1

Election Day is Saturday, May 6. Passing Houston Independent School District’s Proposition 1 is crucial to ensure Houston schools have funding to help students thrive. If the Proposition fails, it could mean: Letting politicians in Austin take our commercial property tax revenue Losing critical funding for our already struggling school district Businesses paying higher tax rates than their neighbors... 

REALTORS® Flock to the State Capitol for REALTOR® Day 2017

Approximately 2,500 REALTORS® and affiliate members from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol in Austin on April 4 for REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol 2017. This number included a six-bus, 230-person delegation from the greater Houston area. HAR members, including HAR and TREPAC leadership, visited with state lawmakers on the following key public policy issues and related bills filed... 

2016: Working Together for Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner By Sylvester Turner,  Mayor, City of Houston It was almost a year ago that I took the oath of office to be your mayor. My promise was that tomorrow will be better than today. It’s the same promise my mother made to me when I was growing up in Acres Homes. If you think about it the promise of a better tomorrow is what has driven Houston from the start.  As I look back on this... 

2016 Election Results Recap

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... 

Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, and if you haven’t early-voted, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Counties have different rules regarding where to vote on Election Day, so be prepared by visiting the Texas Secretary of State election website or by clicking on the GOOGLE icon which will redirect you to a form to input your address and will give you your polling location. Click here... 

Early Voting Has Begun!

Early voting for the 2016 Presidential Election has begun! You may early vote in the county in which you are registered from now through Friday, November 4. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Below you will find helpful election-related links. Find your Early Voting Polling Locations by County Harris County Montgomery County Fort Bend County Brazoria County Galveston County   To find which... 

Proposition 1? Attendance credits? What you need to know…

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) was mandated to put Proposition 1 on the ballot for the November 8 election. What you need to know is that voting FOR Proposition 1 does not simply purchase “attendance credits.” Due to a robust and thriving real estate market, Houston is considered “property-wealthy” and now HISD may be required to make a recapture payment to the state under... 

Deadline to Register to Vote Coming Up October 11!

Please make sure you are ready to cast your ballot in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 8, by registering to vote. The deadline to do so is Tuesday, October 11. Early voting begins Monday, October 24, and continues through Friday, November 4. You may click here to visit the Texas Secretary of State’s VoteTexas website for more information. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg... 
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