The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® is dedicated to protecting private property rights by advocating for REALTORS® and their clients. We work closely with city officials to monitor city ordinances, public hearings and meetings, and news and media in relation to REALTOR® issues as well as educate elected officials and REALTORS® about how public policy impacts the real estate economy. We utilize several forums, committees, subcommittees and task forces and a full-time staff to achieve this goal.
About SABOR’s Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee establishes volunteer liaisons who serve as conduits to for elected officials to National, State, County, and local positions; remains informed of REALTOR® positions so as to inform governmental officials of the issues affecting the real estate industry; works with other organizations, community groups and business leaders on specific problem solving or issues affecting the community as it relates to SABOR’s public policy statement and as approved by the Board of Directors; monitors local, state and federal legislative activity affecting private property rights and the real estate industry and keeps the membership informed; assists in the activation and dissemination of Issues Mobilization requests to membership; recruits and educates new volunteers in political and campaign activities; monitors the various school districts in SABOR jurisdictions and informs the SABOR membership about pending issues and elections of interest; and increases member awareness of the need for political involvement on an ongoing basis. (REALTORS® only)
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Government Affairs News
December 23, 2019
A new TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID) caused concern a few years ago. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is now considering changes and accepting comments on its effectiveness. Read more
November 26, 2019
On November 21, President Trump signed a temporary spending bill that includes funding the National Flood Insurance Program until December 20. The NFIP, which was set to expire November 21, is being extended as part of the Continuing Resolution to keep the government operating while Congress works on 2020 appropriations measures over the next month. […] Read more
November 26, 2019
The San Antonio River Authority considered a new W.A.T.E.R. Initiative which involved adding a maximum property tax rate of 2.5 cents per $100 valuation for property owners in Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties in exchange for stepping up its work along the river basin. Read more