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Texas REALTORS® visit Capitol to advocate for homeowners and state’s infrastructure

Group focuses on consumer protections and funding for water and transportation projects

April 11, 2013 — Austin

On April 9, approximately 2,000 Texas REALTORS® participated in the 2013 Legislative Hill Visits at the Texas Capitol. The event featured real estate professionals from all parts of Texas meeting with lawmakers from their home districts.

During the meetings, participants advocated for consumer-protection provisions in the property-tax loan industry, mortgage lending and the property-appraisal process. The theme of the day, however, was the importance of investing in the state’s infrastructure.

“Texas is experiencing tremendous population growth. We believe planning for that growth, particularly with regard to transportation and water infrastructure, is the best way to ensure the Texas economy remains strong,” said Shad Bogany, 2013 chairman of the Texas REALTORS®.

The group also took the opportunity to endorse a five-point transportation-infrastructure funding plan. “Texas is the most moved-to state because of job opportunities and housing affordability,” Bogany said. “We must plan for adequate roads to attract businesses, support our growing population, and protect our tremendous quality of life.”

Chairman Bogany concluded, “Today’s strong turnout sends a strong message to lawmakers that the Texas REALTORS® remains one of the most actively engaged organizations at the Capitol and it was a testament to Texas REALTORS®’ commitment to making this state an even better place to live.”

About the Texas REALTORS®

With more than 110,000 members, the Texas REALTORS® is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We advocate on behalf of Texas REALTORS® and private-property owners to keep homeownership affordable, protect private-property rights, and promote public policies that benefit homeowners. Visit texasrealestate.com to learn more.