Author Archives: TAR Governmental Affairs

What the tax reform law means for you and your clients

President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed by Congress. All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after Dec.31, 2017, for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on Dec. 31, 2025, unless otherwise noted. … Continue reading

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How Texas real estate won big on Election Day

The November 7 election was a great example of the many ways Texas REALTORS® engage at the state and local level. Communities across Texas had several huge wins on Election Day, thanks to the support of TAR’s Issues Mobilization Committee, … Continue reading

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Vote for Texas homeowners today

Today is Election Day, and no matter where you live in the state, you have seven constitutional amendments on your ballot. One of these is Proposition 2—your chance to help more Texas homeowners access the equity in their homes. What … Continue reading

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How to be a superhero for Texas homeowners

This post was written by TAR Political Affairs Director Brandon Alderete. We’ve all heard variations of the phrase about heroes who have the strength of 10 men. I remember being young and wondering what that would be like. Now that … Continue reading

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Help Texas homeowners with your vote

Homeownership is the best way for most people to build wealth, but many Texas homeowners can’t access the equity in their homes because of outdated laws from 20 years ago. Thankfully, Proposition 2 on the November ballot is your chance … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Support tax reform that doesn’t hurt Texans

You’ve likely been hearing about proposals to reform the federal tax system. But even though Congress is finally tackling long-overdue reforms, the current proposal will actually do much more harm than good for Texas homeowners because it would eliminate critical … Continue reading

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TAR clarifies misinformation about new homeowners insurance law

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey make their way out of Texas, attention now focuses on rebuilding efforts in the communities affected by this unprecedented weather event. However, misinformation has been circulating on social media and in some news reports … Continue reading

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