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State Laws Go Into Effect

Please join the HAR Governmental Affairs Team in thanking our Greater Houston Area legislators who received TAR’s special recognition for all of their great work during the 84th Legislature: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Senators Robert Nichols and Larry Taylor, and Representatives John Otto, Senfronia Thompson, Dennis Bonnen, Greg Bonnen, Wayne Smith, and Sarah Davis. Additionally, we would like to... 

REALTOR® Ray Holztapple Re-Appointed to HCAD Board

At the December 9, 2013 Houston City Council meeting, HAR member Ray Holtzapple was re-appointed to serve as the City’s Representative on the Board of Directors of the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD). His appointment is for a two-year term commencing on January 1, 2014 and ending on December 31, 2016. Ray just completed a two-year term on the HCAD board. Ray brings to HCAD his extensive... 

Early Voting for Houston City Council Runoff Election begins Wednesday, December 4

Early Voting: Wednesday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 10 Runoff Election Day: Saturday, December 14, 2013 Find your polling locations and times by visiting http://www.harrisvotes.org/  The Board of Directors for the Houston Association of REALTORS® recommends to our members the following Houston City Council Runoff Election candidates because they support: Private Property Rights Increasing... 

HAR Offers Recommendations on Houston’s Proposed Land Development Regulations

At its January 2012 meeting, the HAR Board of Directors approved recommendations to City of Houston officials currently drafting changes to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances.  The changes relate to the city’s land development regulations and would include the expansion of the city’s “urban area” from Loop 610 to Beltway 8, clearing the way for developers to more easily subdivide lots... 

HAR Engaged in Houston City Council Elections

After months of campaign activity to elect REALTOR®-friendly Houston City Council Members, voters agreed with two out of four of HAR’s candidate recommendations in the December 10 Runoff Election. The two losses were fellow REALTOR® Brenda Stardig, running for her second term, and Jolanda “Jo” Jones, running for her third and final term of office. Of the approximately 920,000 registered Houston... 

Election Day is Saturday, December 10: Find Your Polling Location

You may click on any of the links below to find Election Day polling locations for each of the indi cheap kamagra cated counties. Polling location hours on Election Day are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Harris County http://www.harrisvotes.org/VoterBallotSearch.aspx Fort Bend County http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/upload/images/elections_administration/Election_Day_Polling_Places.pdf The Houston Association... 

Houston Property Owner Voting Guide for November 8 Elections

So you are looking to buy or sell a piece of property? Before you do, let us ask you this: Do you value your private-property rights? Do you believe protecting Houston’s neighborhoods from the needs of a growing city is an important issue? Do you believe that homeownership is key to a stronger Houston economy? The Houston Association of REALTORS® answered “Yes” to all of these questions,... 

Don’t Miss the Deadline: Register to Vote Before October 11

Tuesday, October 11, is the last day to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the November 8 City of Houston and Constitutional Amendments elections. Some of your clients might not realize that if they move or change their name (i.e., get married or divorced), this information needs to be updated in the voter registration database or they risk being turned away when they go to the polls. The... 

HAR Announces Candidate Support in November 8 City of Houston Elections

The Houston Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors has announced its decision to support the following candidates in the Tuesday, November 8 City of Houston Elections: Mayor Annise Parker*  Controller Ronald Green*  District A Brenda Stardig*  District C Ellen Cohen  District D Wanda Adams*  District E Mike Sullivan*  District F Al Hoang*  District G Oliver Pennington*  District H   ... 

City of Houston Seeks to Limit Some High-Rise Developments

The Houston Planning Department and Houston City Council are currently in the process of drafting an ordinance to curb the development of high-rise buildings in residential neighborhoods. The proposal fulfills a campaign promise by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and it comes several years after homeowners in one Houston neighborhood worked to halt the development of a high-rise building on the... 
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