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On November 7 Vote FOR Houston Propositions A through E: The City Bonds

By Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner [caption id="attachment_29117" align="alignright" width="114"] Sylvester Turner Mayor of Houston[/caption] Houston is open for business. Our resilience as a city is grounded in the kindness and generosity of our people. Our optimism is fueled by grit and a dogged determination to continue our work of building a city that will provide a brighter future for our children and grandchildren. We have challenges ahead of us as
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New Laws That Will Impact REALTORS®

Look out for these new laws that will impact REALTORS® What happens at the Capitol and in local government directly impacts real estate. HAR works hard to provide a voice for our REALTORS® at the Capitol and protect your businesses. HAR and TAR Governmental Affairs Departments actively monitored legislation that pertains to REALTORS® during the 85th legislative session. More than 6,000 bills were filed in the 85th Texas Legislative Session
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What You Need to Know About the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

What you need to know about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) The NFIP is a program that was created by the United States Congress in 1968 under the National Flood Insurance Act. This program was created to provide incentives to property owners who purchased insurance protection administered by the government. An added protection is that communities who participated were required to use higher standards when rebuilding and as a
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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.
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Local Election Results and Updates

Pasadena and Pearland Runoff Election Results The runoff elections for the cities of Pasadena and Pearland were held on Saturday, June 10. Turn out in Pasadena was 6,747 votes, which is about 11% of registered voters. Jeff Wagner defeated HAR member and recommended candidate, John “JR” Moon, 56% to 43%. We congratulate Mayor Wagner on his victory and look forward to working with him. Council District A will now be