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enior Vice President & Director of Research at REOC San Antonio

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$2T Stimulus Bill is a Win for Commercial Real Estate

According to NAIOP analysis, the $2-trillion economic stimulus bill recently passed by House and Senate leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has multiple positive implications for commercial real estate.

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Legislative successes that will change Texas real estate forever

TEXASTexas REALTORS® had several big wins in the 2015 legislative session. Here are some highlights:

A real estate 2-for-1 on the ballot

On November 3, Texas voters will have the chance to permanently ban taxes on the sale of real estate and to increase the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000.

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Supreme Court rules for ObamaCare

By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court this morning upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration’s signature health care reform law–including the controversial requirement of an individual mandate on which the entire act relies. The ruling is a surprise to observers; after the arguments made before the Court earlier this year, it was widely assumed that the Court would strike down portions or all of the law as unconstitutional. However, the Supreme Court decision, which had the support of Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld the individual mandate as constitutional under the Tax Clause.

Click to read Supreme Court rules for ObamaCare (GlobeSt.com, 6-28-12)

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U.S. Supreme Court rules against EPA in big win for property rights

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with landowners vs. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case involving wetlands regulations….

…“Property rights are of enormous import to the hundreds of thousands of small business owners who rely on their property for the success of their businesses,” said Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center. “In ruling today that individuals can challenge the EPA in court before being penalized or forced into compliance, the justices have assured landowners that their constitutional right to seek judicial review of government orders is inalienable. The extraordinary costs, administrative burdens and other punitive measures that can cripple small businesses are no longer an inevitability for the men and women of Main Street.”

Click to read full article: U.S. Supreme Court rules against EPA in big win for property rights (Business Journals, Washington Bureau, 3-21-12)

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2009 Texas Legislative Update – Real Estate Issues

texas-capital-domeAs the Chair of the ICSC Government Relations Committee, J. Bradley Greenblum shared highlights of the recently adjourned Texas State Legislature as it pertained to the real estate industry including important initiatives that were passed, others that were successfully defeated as well as a few disappointments.  Stay informed and involved in these important issues. …Read Entire Post

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