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Pressing Pause on CodeNEXT – ABoR Stays Committed to Affordability

By now you have probably heard: The Austin City Council voted last week to end the years-long effort to reform and rewrite Austin’s land development code on the grounds that it had become too contentious and divisive. The Austin Board of REALTORS® was committed to the overall goals of CodeNEXT – including a simpler …

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6 Wins for Texas Real Estate Consumers

Texas REALTORS® had several legislative victories this past legislative session as the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers. Now several TAR priority bills are heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk to enhance disclosure, save real estate buyers from excessive fees, protect private-property rights, increase transportation options, and more. Here’s …

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What Lies Ahead for Central Texas REALTORS®?

This post is an excerpt from the Austin REALTOR® magazine’s cover story: The Election is Over: Now What? Read the full article. Even though much of the media attention was focused on the Presidential election, the results of state and local elections can oftentimes have a larger impact on the …

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Why should REALTORS® care about H.R. 3700?

Many first-time homebuyers turn to condominiums as a more affordable option for homeownership. Condominiums make up about 9 percent of the housing stock, but their share of the FHA portfolio is only 4.1 percent. Current FHA condo lending rules restrict the number of condos available to FHA homebuyers, thus limiting …

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