Recent NAR Call for Action H. R. 9, The Innovation Act

The United States House of Representatives will hold a critical vote on H.R. 9, The Innovation Act of 2015. Hopefully, you responded to the NAR Call for Action which was emailed and texted to REALTORS® across all fifty states. This legislation serves to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls. REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates. Patent trolls do not manufacturer or

83rd Regular Legislative Session, A Recap

Budget As is required by the Texas Constitution, lawmakers passed a balanced budget, and Comptroller Susan Combs has certified that it is indeed balanced. This is the only piece of legislation that has to pass during a legislative session, and this time around it was comprised of five different bills, Senate Bill 1 (budget), House Bill 6 (transparency), House Bill 7 (System Benefit Fund), House Bill 1025 (supplemental appropriations), and

What you need to know about Tempo and Internet Explorer 10

Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has been installing Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 computers through their recommended updates.  Once Internet Explorer 10 has been installed on your computer, you will need to make a quick configuration change in order for Tempo to work properly. Please follow these steps: Set Tempo to run in compatibility mode on IE 10.   Close all browsers to ensure configuration changes are applied.

City of Houston Proposes Changes to Chapter 42 – Member Input Requested!

The City of Houston's Department of Planning and Development has proposed changes to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, the land development code. Generally, the City regulates land development in Houston and within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) through Chapter 42. The City of Houston does not have zoning, but development is governed by codes that address how property can be subdivided. City codes do not address land use. The

REALTOR® Edie Archer Appointed to HAHC by Mayor Parker

Edie Archer, a sales agent for Greenwood King Properties, has been appointed to the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC) by Houston Mayor Annise Parker. The appointment was made official by a vote of the Houston City Council on November 7. The HAHC makes recommendations to City Council on historic properties. The 13-member board reviews requests for historic district designations, landmarks, protected landmarks, archaeological sites and Certificates of Appropriateness.Born in