Texas has been a dominant force in the national economy, and the states’ housing affordability has been a contributing factor. But the increase in property taxes threatens this affordability. Texas REALTORS® are on the front lines to defend against increasing property taxes, attempts to tax real estate purchases, real estate transfer fees, and other efforts to add costs to buying, selling, or owning property.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “… the lack of affordable housing is being viewed as a crisis that affects Americans of all ages, races and income groups.”
The Texas REALTORS® supports various measures to ensure a more transparent and honest conversation occurs at the local level. See our legislative positions.