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11/04/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Thanks to strong support from the Texas Association of REALTORS®, statewide Proposition 1 passed with 86% of the vote. This resounding victory will save the state’s current and future homeowners money in two ways:

  • The homestead exemption will increase from $15,000 to $25,000, reducing homeowners’ property-tax burden.
  • Passage of this proposition also means real estate transfer taxes are constitutionally prohibited, which saves consumers money when they buy or sell property.

Thanks to all REALTORS® for spreading the word about the importance of this ballot item.

In addition, statewide Proposition 7, which the Texas Association of REALTORS® also supported, passed with 83% of the vote. Proposition 7 will help provide long-term transportation solutions by allocating a portion of sales and use tax revenue to the state highway fund through 2032. 

Categories: Meetings, Governmental Affairs
Tags: political affairs, proposition 1, proposition 7

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