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The EDGE: Week of January 23, 2017

The EDGE: HUD Suspends FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut, Meet Our New HAR Chair and More Click here to download edge012317 Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend  Read More →

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... 

HAR Takes to the Hill for Productive Talks with Lawmakers

During two exciting and fast-paced days, 70 members of the Houston Association of REALTORS® visited with 10 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and two members of the U.S. Senate and advocated for REALTOR® issues. In addition to the office visits, breakfast meetings with our members of Congress were held at Tortilla Coast on May 11 and 12. During the two day period, we were very pleased... 

Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 

Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 

HAR Facilitates Flood Control Strategy Session

Governmental Affairs Advisory Group Volunteers Receive Briefing on Tax Day Flood Impact for Greater Houston Area and Brainstorm Future Mitigation Plans Last month, more than 20 REALTOR® volunteers met with various stakeholders across multiple levels of government to discuss the current status of the region in regards to flood recovery. Additional discussion was held to determine the development of... 

Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 
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Weekly City Council & Commissioners Courts Agenda Watch

The agendas for the following City Council and Commissioners Courts for this week are being sent to you as a service of the HAR Governmental Affairs department. These include: Pasadena City Council, Pearland City Council, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, Missouri City City Council, Sugar Land City Council, Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Montgomery County Commissioners... 

HAR Prepares for Hill Visits

In preparation for our annual congressional visits planned for May 11 and 12 in Washington, D.C., please be familiar with the federal legislative and regulatory priorities which we will discuss with our Members of Congress. It is during these visits that REALTORS® take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association. Tortilla Coast is reserved for HAR’s member... 

Major Transportation Funding Bill Becomes Law

President Barack Obama signed into law H. R. 22, the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act),” on Dec. 4, 2015.  Thank you to the HAR members who responded to NAR’s Call for Action and sent a message to your Member of Congress.  This five-year $305 billion highway bill is the first long-term national spending package in a decade. Congress has had a hard time passing traditional... 
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