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City of Plano Introduces New Short Term Rental Ordinance

City of Plano Introduces New Short Term Rental Ordinance The City of Plano recently introduced a new Short Term Rental Ordinance and we had the pleasure of sitting down with city officials to talk about it. Christina Day, Director of Planning and Curtis Howard, Director of Neighborhood Services shared with us why the City of…

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National News: NAR Applauds VA Announcement of Home Loan Benefit Changes

National News: NAR Applauds VA Announcement of Home Loan Benefit Changes National Association of Realtors® President Kevin Sears issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement of a “Buyer-Broker Agent Temporary Local Variance Circular”: “The VA’s home loan guaranty is the only program that explicitly bans buyers from directly paying…

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Government Affairs/TREPAC April Recap

Government Affairs/TREPAC April Recap Government Affairs/TREPAC April Recap Thursday, April 25 It was another productive and informative Government Affairs/TREPAC meeting this month. Our guest speaker was Mr. Shelby Williams, Plano City Councilman and current candidate for Collin County Republican Party Chair. He gave great insight to the committee about talking politics online and expressed the…

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Government Affairs/TREPAC March Recap

Government Affairs/TREPAC March Recap Government Affairs/TREPAC March Recap Thursday, March 28   This month’s Government Affairs/TREPAC committee meeting was a fun one with Allen City Councilman Dave Shafer joining us! Councilman Shafer was able to update on us new residential & commercial projects coming up for the City of Allen.   Some of those projects…

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Volunteer Opportunities to Help with the 2024 Primary Elections

Volunteer Opportunities to Help with the 2024 Primary Elections If you are interested in volunteering at the voting polls for the March 5 Primary Elections for some of our local TREPAC-supported candidates, keep reading!   Please note: There is no prior experience required, you will get a short training the day of.  Friday and Tuesday…

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Government Affairs/TREPAC- What am I Missing?

Government Affairs/TREPAC- What am I Missing? Being a CCAR member, you’ve likely heard about our Government Affairs/TREPAC committees, and we want YOU to join in on the fun. Because these two committees go hand & hand, they have formed one large group of like minded individuals who want to take real estate advocacy to the…

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Election Day is Here, Time to get out and Vote!

Election Day is Here, Time to get out and Vote! Tuesday, March 5 is the Texas Primary Elections. No matter where your vote will go, getting out and making your voice heard is important. Change always starts at the local level because your local representatives make their constituents’ voices heard at the National & State…

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Candidate Interviews for the 2023 General Elections

Candidate Interviews for the 2023 General Elections Each election cycle, CCAR conducts candidate interviews for political offices in order to better understand the candidates’ ideas and visions for when they become elected to public office. TREPAC then may choose to support the candidates who champion private property rights and uphold our REALTOR® members’ values. In…

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The Texas Legislature: Let’s Talk About It

The Texas Legislature: Let’s Talk About It What is the Texas Legislature and what does that mean for the state? Those are great questions to discuss now that we have entered the 88th Texas Legislature. The Texas Legislature is the state Senate and House of Representatives coming together to consider proposed laws and resolutions, consideration…

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Texas REALTORS® Wants You to Know Your Taxes

Texas REALTORS® Wants You to Know Your Taxes Proposed tax rates have been published and now is the time to get engaged in setting property tax rates! Step 1: Check out KnowYourTaxes.org to find your county’s specific information and how the proposed rates impact you. Step 2: Attend local meetings in person or comment online…

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