Are you interested in running for public office, serving on a city board or commission, or just curious about the process? The National Association of REALTORS® and Texas REALTORS® offer online Candidate Training Academies throughout the year to provide you with everything you need to know about how to run for public office. 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
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.
SABOR was recently announced as a recipient of the 2019 Triple Crown Award for its fundraising and advocacy efforts! Read more