Being Involved in Keep Houston Beautiful Can Help You GROW Your Business!

REALTORS® are some of the most civic-minded people I know. They serve as ambassadors to people moving to or investing in a region, and for the most part, take great pride in the area of the U.S. they call home. It benefits real estate agents to be involved in the betterment of their communities and surrounding areas. This leads me to my unabashed plug for a non-profit entity near and dear

REALTORS® Support an Update to the City of Houston’s Historic Preservation Ordinance

By Ed Wolff, 2015 HAR Chair Special Appointee to the Historic Preservation Ordinance [caption id="attachment_19341" align="alignright" width="193"] Ed Wolff has been monitoring the Historic Preservation Ordinance. He presented an update on the HPO’s status to volunteers serving on the Governmental Affairs Advisory Group during their April 29 meeting at HAR.[/caption] One may ask, what are the benefits of owning a property in a historic district or of historic or of

City of Houston Proposes Changes to Chapter 42 – The Land Development Code

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

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

Understanding the Tax On Business Personal Property

Whether you're new to real estate or have years of experience and decide to open your own office, one very important thing to keep in mind is that property taxes are assessed annually on your office equipment and possibly your business vehicles. Texas law requires all business owners, including individuals, partnerships and corporations, to annually provide or render a list of tangible personal property that they own and use in