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Why Should You Care About TREPAC?

Property taxes, homestead exemptions, private property rights, oh my! Growth in Central Texas has exploded over the last five years–a great thing for Austin– but at the same time has started posing several challenges for existing residents and prospective homeowners, like affordability, transportation, etc. As a real estate professional who …

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Under All Is the Land – 2015 Advocacy Recap

This article was previously published in the Nov./Dec. 2015 issue of the Austin REALTOR®. From victories in our nation’s capital to the unprecedented campaign for Prop 1 across the state to the TREPAC fundraising successes here in Austin, 2015 proved to be perhaps the most successful year in REALTOR® Party …

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Revised AISD Transfer Policy Welcomes Out-of-District Students

There’s good news for Austin-area students wishing to attend Austin ISD schools. Starting in 2016, students who live out-of-district will be able to attend AISD schools that are accepting transfer students. Qualifying students who reside outside AISD boundaries are able to transfer into any AISD school with availability, which is …

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Austin’s Moratorium on STRs: What REALTORS® Need to Know

short-term rentals

On November 12, Austin City Council adopted a moratorium on investor-owned (Type 2) short-term rentals (STRs). Due to this recent adoption, the City of Austin is no longer processing applications for Type 2 STRs that were submitted after September 17, though it will continue to renew licenses that were previously issued. While …

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Two Sides to the Courthouse Proposal: Vote Today!

legal scales

While the Austin Board of REALTORS® has not taken a specific position on the Travis County Courthouse proposal on the ballot this November, we strive to educate our members about the proposal so that they may make an educated decision. On the ballot is a proposal by Travis County to …

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