In 2015, SABOR opened its Service Center in Selma in an effort to have a permanent location to offer classes and other support to members in this area. Read more
The housing market has stayed busy, even during the pandemic. Here are some resources you can use to communicate with your clients to let them know real estate is still open for business. Read more
On Thursday, May 14, San Antonio City Council voted against a 60-Day “Right to Cure” Ordinance by a vote of 5-6. This ordinance would have required a residential landlord to provide a notice of proposed eviction to residential tenants prior to a notice to vacate for failure to pay rent. The proposal would have given the tenant 60 days to cure any delinquent payments, prior to a landlord giving a tenant a notice to vacate. A similar measure has passed in the cities of Austin, Dallas, and San Marcos.
SABOR opposed the passage of the ordinance for multiple reasons, including legal concerns and the adverse impact it would have on landlords and property owners.
Along with the dialogue and engagement between SABOR staff, members, and City Council behind the scenes, SABOR also launched a Call-for-Action on Monday, May 11. In only two days, 632 members took action by contacting their councilmembers on the issue – a response rate of 6%.
At City Hall on the day of the vote, there were over 100 REALTORS® and Property Managers in attendance, wearing their face coverings and armed with folders full of talking points. They shared emotional and real-life testimonies about the impact the ordinance would have on their business as small-time business owners.
Ultimately, the actions taken yesterday by SABOR members and in the weeks-long build up to the vote directly changed the outcome of the vote.
SABOR is gratified by the Council’s decision yesterday and will continue to work with the City to address housing issues fairly and equitably as they arise from COVID-19.
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
May 19, 2020 — Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued Executive Orders yesterday evening. These additional measures will take effect as of 12:01 a.m. on May 19 and continue through June 4, 2020, unless extended, modified, or terminated early by the County Judge or by City Council. Read more
As restrictions are lifting, SABOR is looking at our own operations and what a transition back to the building will look like. SABOR’s priority will continue to be the health and safety of our members and staff, and this will be an important part of every decision made. At this time, SABOR is planning to have the staff transition back to the building over the next four weeks. There will not be an interruption in services to you. Having staff in the office is only to help SABOR increase our capacity for the phone calls and member inquiries the staff can assist with. Read more
On May 18, Gov. Abbott announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately and bars can open Friday (May 22) with 25% occupancy limits. Abbott also said he would permit restaurants to operate at 50% capacity starting Friday (May 22), up from 25% that’s allowed now.
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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