Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flood Insurance Update

Recently, during our Midyear Meetings, many the Realtors met with Members of Congress and urged action on NAR’s priority issues including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Thursday, the Senate passed a 60-day extension of the NFIP. This extension will … Continue reading

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Protesting your property-tax appraisal may be easier than you think

Ever protested your property-tax appraisal? I have. Twice. The first time was easy. We had bought our home six months earlier, and the appraisal district thought it had appreciated 20%! I attended an informal meeting with an appraisal-district employee. When … Continue reading

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U.S. Botanical Gardens

Doesn’t God have a sense of humor?! What a wonderful way to end a busy work week at the NAR Conference.

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Hill Visit with John Cornyn

John Cornyn was very receptive to all the Realtors from Texas that came for the Hill Visit. This is a small excerpt from our visit.

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Realtor Rally Picture

Check out this picture below of the Realtor Rally. There were almost 13,500 Realtors and this picture is about half of those. It was a great Rally and many of our politicians came to hear what we had to say. … Continue reading

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Realtor Rally is Gathering!

Stay tuned. The Realtor Rally is getting ready to kickoff!

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Hill Visits with John Cornyn & Blake Farenthold

Great day today! We met with Blake Farenthold & John Cornyn on our Hill Visits. Be sure to watch the Realtor Rally in the morning at 9:30AM EST on the news. Should be over 10,000 Realtors there.

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EVERYONE is Saying Real Estate Sales, Financing, & Past Issues Are Improving

All day we have heard how all facets of real estate are improving! We do see much of this really happening. My question is who do we contact when they forget to tell an underwriter that things have changed? Seems … Continue reading

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Realtor Board Members Talk to the Board of NAR in a Forum

Local Boards & their Executives talk to the NAR Board about the new Realtor University, challenges of our boards & membership, problems with mortgages, and the great outlook for real estate sales and new construction. More to come!

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Kickoff of NAR Mid-Year Conference in D.C.

We kicked off the NAR Conference in D.C. with a legislative & political forum. Everyone is worried about the direction our country is going. More to come!

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South Padre Wins “BEST” for 5 Out of 8 Categories

In October 2011, the Texas Travel Counselors had a five-day Study Tour of the Coastal Rio Grande Valley where they passed through 19 cities, ate at 14 restaurants, and visited 38 attractions. They were hosted by 14 step-on guides. The … Continue reading

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Purple Heart Trail to Extend to South Padre Island

Mayor Pinkerton Attends Purple Heart Trail Unveiling Ceremony On Friday, May 4, 2012, Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton Jr. attended the IH-37 Unveiling Ceremony at the Institute of Texas Culture in San Antonio for the dedication and installation of the first … Continue reading

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Watch Out—You May Not Get an Appraisal Notice This Year!!

We have cut & pasted this DIRECTLY from Cameron County’s website: 2012 APPRAISAL NOTICES TO BE DELIVERED SOON Cameron Appraisal District will be mailing 2012 Notices of Appraised Value on May 1. Under state law, local appraisal districts are required … Continue reading

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