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
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. Now that NFIP is attached to the CR, there is less chance of a lapse in December. Read more
Ten proposed constitutional amendments are on the ballot statewide. Many jurisdictions also have municipal elections, bond issues, and other local initiatives on the ballot. Texas REALTORS® has endorsed three of the statewide propositions because of its benefits for real estate consumers and property owners. Read more
Early voting for the November 5 election runs from Monday, October 21 until Friday, November 1 and Bexar County residents will be able to use new voting machines for the first time. Read more
Recently, SABOR leadership had the opportunity to sit down with representatives from the Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) to discuss a sales price confirmation survey being sent out to recent homebuyers and sellers. Read more
Update Oct. 8, 2019 — SABOR staff continues to closely monitor a Council Consideration Request asking for the creation of a Residential Renters Commission made up of residential renters from different backgrounds to advise the City Council on matters related to affordable housing accessibility, transportation, green and other public space, land use, renter laws/rights, public health and safety, education, economic growth, and life in San Antonio.
Texas REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee Announces Candidate Analysis of 86th Legislative Session
The 2019 Texas REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee (PIC) announces Chairman Lyle Larson (HD122), Representative Ina Minjarez (HD124), and Senator Jose Menendez (SD26) as REALTOR® Champions. Read more
In an effort to help a growing portion of San Antonio’s renter population, a Council Consideration Request was filed asking for the creation of a Residential Renters Commission. The commission would be the first of its kind for a municipality in Texas and would look to model the commission after the City of Seattle’s. Read more
On Wednesday, August 7, the Government Affairs Committee will host a special guest speaker from the Bexar County Commissioners Court. Read more
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