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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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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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Reading Between the Prop 7 Ballot Lines

Believe it or not, there was a time when you could get from North to South Austin in 30 min. During that same time, 1st St. was considered a hidden gem and Lamar Blvd. felt like a Sunday drive. Life was good. We couldn’t complain. Today, however, is much different. …

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Know Before You Go (To The Polls): 4 Facts on Prop 1

Prop1

On November 3, voters are encouraged to vote for Prop 1 (The Homeowner Tax Relief Proposition), deciding whether to amend the Texas Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by $10,000 and ban real estate transfer taxes—or taxes on home sales—permanently. We want you to be fully informed on Prop 1 …

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