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Texas REALTORS® unveil agenda for 80th legislative session

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Appraisal reform tops the list

CONTACT: Stacy Armijo - Pierpont Communications, 512-448-4950

Jan 15 2007 — AUSTIN

Today, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, representing more than 90,000 members throughout the state, announced its agenda for the 2007 legislative session. Topics of interest to the REALTOR® group include appraisal reform, additional school property-tax relief, mortgage finance and cities' use of eminent domain. To continue driving down the costs of homeownership, Texas REALTORS® are placing appraisal reform at the top of their agenda.

Specifically, the Texas Association of REALTORS® will advocate for:

  • Helping more Texans qualify to buy their own home by lowering the state's over-reliance on school property taxes even further.
  • Increasing the qualifications for appraisal review board members and sending appraisal notices earlier to allow more time for appeals.
  • Allowing for more public representation on central appraisal district (CAD) boards of directors.
  • Staggering appraisal notices regarding proposed valuations of residential and business properties, thus giving Texas homeowners the due diligence they deserve.

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With more than 110,000 members, the Texas Association of 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 to learn more.

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