COVID-19 has put tremendous pressures on everyone including landlords and tenants. With orders from the federal, state and local governments impacting property owners and renters, it can be a challenge to know what to expect as well as the resources available. Read more
On Tuesday, May 5th, Governor Greg Abbott announced that barbershops, nail parlors, hair salons, and tanning businesses can reopen at 25 percent capacity on Friday, May 8. Read more
As the state’s 30-day stay-at-home order is set to expire on Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday, April 27, that many Texans will be allowed out of their homes this week to shop, dine and take part in other aspects of daily life as the state begins to reopen amid the global pandemic. Read more
The U.S. Senate passed legislation Tuesday to replenish funding for several coronavirus small-business relief programs championed by NAR and available to REALTORS®. The House is expected to take up the measure later this week. Read more
Both the City of San Antonio and Bexar County have made updates to the Stay Home, Work Safe Orders. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a Second Addendum to Exhibit 1 of the city’s Stay Home Work Safe Order. While there is not a date on the Second Addendum, the City has stated that the requirements found in the order should all be met by April 20th. Read more
Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 31 setting a statewide standard for essential services that may continue to be provided, including residential and commercial real estate. Read more
The CARES Act, also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, March 27, 2020. Here’s a summary of some of the provisions of the CARES Act related to the real estate industry. Read more
Bexar County Elections office announced that the majority of municipal and school board elections scheduled for May 2 have been postponed until the general election on Nov. 3. Read more
The U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package Wednesday night with overwhelming bipartisan support.
The bill now goes to the U.S. House, where it is expected to pass, and President Trump has said he will sign it into law.
The measure includes $350 billion for the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program. Under the terms, eligible businesses (500 employees or fewer) can get up to $10 million toward mortgage interest, rents, utilities, and payroll costs. A portion of these loans will be forgivable. Read more
On June 11, 2019, Councilmember Treviño submitted a Council Consideration Request (CCR) for a discussion of the establishment of a Renters Commission to advise the City Council on matters related to rental housing to include housing production, accessibility, renter laws/rights, public health and safety, and other matters that impact renters and landlords.